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 had a frugal day yesterday. I had a $40 deal from Living Social for a local meat market. I was able to get lots of meat for free. I brought it home and packaged it into meal size bags and sent it with my husband to the new house. I feel better knowing that we have food there already. He was going there anyway so, why not ?
We met another one of our soon to be new neighbors and he is very handy with all things audio visual. He is going to come over on Saturday (move in day) to hang up our flat screen tv’s. We actually have a few (it’s a long, crazy story, but you can’t believe how cheap they were- I mean, I guess you all figured that since you know me, right ?). Anyway, there are 3 and yes, they are all paid off. We do need brackets for two of them and my new neighbor let me know about an awesome site that charges a fraction of the price most stores charge for audio visual accessories (monoprice.com). You might want to check it out if you need flat panel brackets or any other audio visual equipment. I ended up paying about $16 for a tilt mount bracket. They are almost $80 in the store. You do have to pay shipping, but it’s still much cheaper.
I called the cable company to set up service for the new house. I was able to snag a discount and will save $14/month on our cable bill from the day we move in. They are also our internet provider and phone service provider. We do have to change phone numbers because the new house is about 15 minutes away, but we are all set.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the December winner. I just sent the November winner her Amazon gift card last night !