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 : It was a no spend day for us yesterday. We made all meals at home even though my hubby wanted to eat out for dinner. The girls talked him into eating at home. He even packed me a lunch ~ Awww, so sweet. I did get a $30 rebate check in the mail. I put it aside to put into our emergency fund. I am really trying to beef that up again.
We didn’t hear any more feedback on the house nor did we get another offer from the couple who had put in two offers. We had a showing at 5:30 last night. We have another one scheduled for 5pm tonight so at least we have some lookers. I was hoping to hear back from the people who liked it at the open house OR the people who put in the other offers. I am taking your advice and getting a St Joseph statue to bury in the front yard in the hopes that it will help sell the house. Hopefully that will help !
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed weekend. Leave a comment You could be the February winner. You could make 2012 your year !