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.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I had a pretty good day yesterday. It snowed lightly for most of the day, but we didn’t have a school delay or anything. I spent some time in the morning making up a grocery store plan. I went to the store and stocked up on several things including meat. I ended up with 12 lbs. of ground beef plus a bunch of other items. I spent $65 and got back $3.25 in cash back. I’ll get another $3 from SavingStar. When I went home I did some freezer cooking plus I made dinner. I made chicken tortilla soup and soft tacos for dinner. I also made a triple batch of homemade meatballs. Everyone loved their dinner. Kayla made brownies for dessert. I did all of my Bing searches and earned some Swagbucks. The mail included a few free samples.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2019 our year!!