One of the biggest reasons for creating MommyLuvs2save was to create a community of moms and dads who want to help their family save money when buying essentials in order to free up money for debt repayment. My own family has paid off over $111,500 in consumer debt including credit cards, student loan debt and 2 vehicles. I am a teacher at heart. I want to use the skills that I have learned to help YOU ditch debt. I want to encourage each of you in your efforts so that one day you can feel the freedom of being debt free. I’m not quite there yet either (we still have a mortgage) so I need encouragement as well
It can be very difficult to pay down debt. There are many temptations to spend money. We live in a culture that encourages debt and spending. In addition, expenses come up and there never seems to be any extra money for paying down debt. I want to urge each of you to participate in a challenge. Just leave a comment about one positive step you’ve taken for your family each day. Did you eat in instead of going out? Did you save money at the grocery store? Did you pay extra on your credit card? Leave a comment below and we will cheer one another on every day and every step of the way.
The challenge is to leave a comment about what YOU have done to work on getting debt free each day. One winner will be chosen to win a $25 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. To participate in the challenge you must comment on at least 10 posts during the month.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I had a better day yesterday. I woke up with a headache and my neck still hurt, but the symptoms were diminished and I think I’m on the road to recovery (hopefully). I seriously think the symptoms are related to giving up diet soda. I’m hoping to feel totally better today. Anyway that being said, I did save some money yesterday. I got a few things at the grocery store, but stuck to sales and used coupons. I picked up a coffee at Wawa for FREE because they were celebrating their 50th anniversary. I was notified that I won free chicken from Domino’s. I hope some of you won too because I posted about the opportunity. I made all meals at home. I made meatloaf, cole slaw mac n cheese and peas for dinner. I also made healthy chocolate peanut butter eggs for dessert. They were good and healthy.
I took the kids over to my sister’s house after dinner so the kids could play. They had a blast. I did a little side job that earned me about $90. I entered 1100 free Kellogg’s reward points (scroll down for them). I was awarded 480 Swagbucks for a hotel stay that Ro took last month. That meant I didn’t have to bother much with Swagbucks yesterday. I earned another 49 points, but I left it alone for much of the day. I did earn my 15 daily Bing points. It was a good, productive day but I didn’t make it to get Easter basket treats. I have most of what I need, but I may pick up a little more. Maybe I can get there one night after they go to bed.
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2014 your year. Who will the April winner be ? We’ll see…