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 frugal day yesterday. My first stop was Dollar Tree. I got some deodorant and a few FREE with coupons Bic stationary items. I came home for awhile and then I had lunch with my parents to celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary. After lunch I went to the grocery store and stocked up on a few items before the sales changed over today. I got cereal for $.35/box and I got Scott toilet paper for $.23/roll. I know this may seem a little cray cray to some of you, but that made my day ! I love stocking up on toilet paper CHEAP. My stock ups for this week were cereal, laundry detergent and toilet paper ! I’m super happy about that. The new deals begin today, so I’m looking to see what this week’s stock up items are. I made a good dinner – everyone cleaned their plates anyway. I did all of my Bing searches and I met my first Swagbucks goal. The girls and Ro had a basketball event to go to after dinner so I had a little time to organize coupons and deal hunt for the upcoming sales week.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2019 our year!!