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 busy, busy day yesterday. The good news is that there wasn’t much time for spending money. We are packing, moving, packing, moving … We’d pack up most of a room (aside from the large furniture) and fill my husband’s truck and my mini van and take it over to the new house. Then we come home and do it all over again. We didn’t get done as much as we had hoped to so we’ll really have to do alot today.
We did take a lunch break. We used a gift card that I earned doing surveys. We owed $2.33 + tip after the gift card. We went to a family birthday party for dinner. It was my niece’s 12th birthday. We had lots of fun as usual and didn’t spend anything on dinner. My sister actually had lots of leftovers and asked me to take some home so I packed it up for my girlies for lunch today. It’s Kayla’s favorite meal (The Potato Volcano) so she’ll be excited. The girlies got to bed around 10 and were asleep within 5 minutes. Ro (my husband also fell asleep within 5 minutes. I am the only one that takes awhile to fall asleep. My mind is too busy ( especially now).
I am SO excited. Ro and my dad are going to work together to make my stockpile area in the garage today. I’ve always had to have a mini stockpile because of space constraints, but now I will be able to have a real stockpile. I will be sharing pics of it in the coming months (once it’s up and running). I know I’m a dork, but I already have 36 cans of veggies (from the deal I told you about a few weeks ago) waiting to go on my new shelves. They will be the first stockpile items- yeah!
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the December winner.