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 no spend day yesterday. Well, actually I did spend money on gas, but that was it. I went back to work yesterday and it was a bit chaotic so there was no time for spending. At least I earned money for the family. I do have to drive about 15 minutes longer to get to work, but it wasn’t too bad. It was nice to see everyone and the kids were very happy I was back. It was nice. Some of the people that I work with follow my blog so they all told me about the deals that they’ve snagged lately because of ML2S. It was sweet.
I had a good mail day. I got another card in the mail from Cardstore.com. I also ordered a FREE card from Tiny Prints. I got 4 FREE K-cups in the mail from Barista. I posted about all of these offers so hopefully you guys got them too. I did 4 surveys after tucking in my little girlies.
I can’t believe that the twins will be 5 in six days. I wish I could push the pause button and do “4” all over again. They are so adorable although I’ve noticed lately that 90% of what they say to me is now said with a hand on a hip as if they were little divas. Where did this come from??? Do any of you have 5 year old little girls ? Is this normal 5 year old behavior~ sheesh. I think that they are starting to think about going to school in September. Over the weekend my shy little Olivia said “Mommy, I’ve been thinking about it and I think I already know enough so … I don’t need to go to school. Hmmm, September should be fun (not).
What did you do ? I hope you have a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the February winner. You could make 2012 your year !