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 : We spent the day doing more packing and moving yesterday. The upside is that I really didn’t have the time to spend money. I am really starting to get excited about moving. I cooked all of our meals at home yesterday. Now that the pantry/cabinets are pretty bare, I am starting to “cook from the freezer”. I had some homemade sides in there so I added some homemade sloppy joes and a veggie.
I didn’t make it to the drugstores yesterday. I plan on going today. I hope they have some of the good deals left, but ya never know. I was able to put a few of our larger items on Craigslist. Hopefully we can sell them quickly so that we don’t have to move them. I bought a few newspapers at the dollar store because there were some good coupons in there 🙂
We move in 5 days ~ Woo Hoo! I am not sure what’s going on with my work situation. The knee and ankle are feeling somewhat better, but my knee still feels “pinchy” when I walk longer than about 30 feet or so. The ankle just feels stiff. I have a doctor’s appt. today so I guess I will either be going back to work tomorrow or in January. I’m not sure how it will work out. If it was a “normal” job I would think I could do it, but my job is a little “special” so I can’t go back unless I’m 100%. I’ll keep you updated.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the December winner. The winner for November was Peggy(sonyrose…). Congrats and send me an email so that I can get you your $50 Amazon Gift Card!