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 an okay day. I didn’t spend any money. I am in full birthday preparation mode. I am gathering recipes for the food that I plan to make. I am thinking of making crock pot macaroni and cheese for the kids and a lasagna casserole (both meat and meatless). We have a few vegetarians in our extended family so I am planning alternatives for them. Oh, I almost forgot to put the recipe for the french bread on…look for it soon. Sorry I forgot, it’s been a little busy.
I got 3 coupons for FREE 12 Coke packs from MyCokeRewards. It took awhile for them to come, but it will be perfect timing for the party so I’m not complaining. I think my local grocery store is doing a buy 2 get 2 twelve packs so I’m hoping to get four 12 packs for free with the coupons. I will have to look into it today. I got 2 FREE cards from Cardstore. Wow, I don’t think I have to buy any cards for the rest of the year. That should help out the old budget.
I bought a housecleaning voucher with credits on Eversave a few weeks ago. Even though I did most of the cleaning on the old house, I want them to do a once over to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I am meeting the house cleaners at the old house today to let them in. I think the first impression is critical. The house will hit the market tomorrow (God willing). Say a little prayer that it sells quickly for me will ya ??
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 !