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: We had a decent day yesterday. We were really excited to pick up 2 end tables and a coffee table from someone on Craigslist. The people were relocating to New York and I couldn’t help but notice that one of their cars was a Mercedes and the other was a Jaguar. Lets just say that their hand me downs are now our treasures-ha ha. The tables we bought are solid rosewood and extremely well made. We paid $100, but I can’t even imagine how much the whole set is worth. I looked online and just one table was around $600 on the sites I looked at. Ro surprised me and got the whole room pulled together while I was out. The only thing we need is a set of lamps and then it’s done. I’ll take a picture when it’s finished.
We went to my sister’s house for dinner. I brought some veggies and dip. The girls stayed overnight at her house for a sleepover. I left at around 9pm. Ro and I ran over to the store to get a few things for their baskets. I also picked up the cutest little bunny cakes that were on sale at Acme for only $5.99. I bought 2. One is for my brother’s family and the other is for my sister’s house where we will be eating Easter dinner. The mail didn’t include much. I earned 136 Swagbucks and did a few surveys. I also posted the drugstore deals for all of us and watched Suze Orman. It was a good day.
Happy Easter my friends !
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…