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 : Whew, I’m exhausted. What a day it was yesterday. I was up, dressed the girls and did their hair and dropped them at my parent’s house by 8:20am. I got to the new house by 8:45 to wait for the cable guy (that went well). Our new neighbor thankfully came over right after the cable guy and hung our tvs for us. We hired movers and I thought the job would be about 4 or 5 hours because we had moved alot of the small stuff ourselves. Can you believe they didn’t finish up until 7pm ? I can’t even think about how much it cost. It needed to be done and so there wasn’t much of a choice. At least we had it. I had been saving money for the past few months in anticipation of all of the costs.
Now the real work begins. I have most of the kitchen unpacked. I also unpacked the girl’s room. I probably will need to organize their drawers a bit more, but for the most part it’s done. My bedroom looks like a train wreck as does the garage, but we can’t do it all in one day right ?? I took all of your advice to heart and have not stressed about it. I will admit that my ankle is killing me right now, but it will feel better after all of this calms down I’m sure.
As for our spending, aside from the astronomical moving costs (the movers were actually very nice), I didn’t spend any money yesterday. I never even left the house. I ate an apple for breakfast and my mom brought over a crock pot of meatballs for dinner. They were delicious and we were all very hungry. My parents also took the girls out for the day. They were a huge blessing to me today (among many other days). I do have to grocery shop, but we brought everything we had over from our old house. I may venture out tomorrow to shop.
I’ve been a little worried about my little Kayla. She is a nervous little girly especially at bedtime. I was anticipating a little trouble at last night and it was as expected. She cried about every little thing that was new about her room (I can’t see Livie, I can’t see the radio, I’m scared…). I am hoping that she will feel better after a few nights. She did finally fall asleep.
My hubby has been a bit of a grumpy pants. I understand it though~ he’s stressed. The washing machine isn’t working. I don’t know what happened. It comes on, but there is no water and he swears he turned the water on for it. We moved the set over from the old house because they are pretty nice. Hopefully we can get it working today because it’s laundry day. I’m missing my old house a little (I guess Kayla takes after mommy). I think this house is going to be awesome for us even if it takes us awhile to adjust.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the December winner.