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 : Well, it was a no spend day yesterday. I spent the WHOLE day sorting, packing and moving boxes over to the new house. I was able to completely clean out the girl’s closet and most of the kitchen. I left enough food for the week, but moved the rest of the pantry/cabinet items over and actually unpacked them and put them away at the new house. Whew~ that was exhausting. This moving this is actually starting to feel real. I can’t believe how much more cabinet space there is at the new house. We are going to do more packing today too, but I will be fitting in the drugstore deals as I have $47 ecbs that are literally burnin’ a hole in my pocket (I didn’t like the deals last week).
We found out that our new neighbor across the street is an expert at all things electrical (including mounting flat screen TVs). My husband went over to talk to him last night about helping us out on moving day so we’ll see. I’m sure he will charge less than having someone come out and he said he knows how do it the right/hi tech way). I pray everything works out with the move. I hope the girls don’t feel nervous about it. I’m sure it will take awhile for it to feel like home. The neighbors are all very welcoming though.
We ate all meals at home while packing. I am trying to empty out our chest freezer a bit before we move. There is still so much to do (sigh).
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the December winner. I will announce the November winner (on Monday I promise).