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 $50 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’m sorry for the lack of posts in the afternoon yesterday, but it was busy with my mom’s procedure. It began around 1 and we just waited around for most of the time before then. My mom came through it well. I think it was basically to make sure she was okay to do the open heart. We have an appointment scheduled for mid June to meet with the surgeon, so we’ll take it from there. Thanks SO much for all of the support, kind emails and prayers. It means a lot !
I got some great samples in the mail. I got my FREE reusable shopping bag from Earthbound Farms, a FREE vitamin sample and 2 free shampoo samples. I also got another coupon for a FREE 2 liter of Pepsi Next and a free coupon for a free dinner. It was a good mail day. I still haven’t done my drugstore deals because of all of the chaos, but I’m hopeful for today. My mom should be able to go home, so that will calm everyone down. I hate seeing my dad so upset, so hopefully he’s feeling a bit better that this part is over anyway.
We ate all meals at home yesterday. I actually didn’t eat lunch. I bypassed the hospital cafeteria. I was tempted to get take out for dinner because of everything going on, but made myself raid the freezer/pantry to make a homemade dinner. It worked out well. I was pretty wide awake after tucking in my little girlies, so I did 3 surveys and caught up on my Swagbucks stuff. I got an email from House Party that my Nerf party supplies have been shipped. They include 5 Nerf water guns, several coupons and a case of Cheetos cheese puffs + more. I’m thinking of combining the House Party with a little graduation party for my little Kindergarten graduates. I thought the cousins would have fun with it. This is all pending my mom’s progress of course
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2013 your year. Who will the May winner be ? We’ll see…