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 good day yesterday. I did a few of the new grocery store deals at one of my stores. I stocked up on a few lunchbox items for next week. I did some freezer cooking in the afternoon. I made a huge lasagna, a crockpot full of chili and a batch of homemade meatballs. I love getting all of the weekend cooking done on Friday. I’m hoping we can eat amongst those options this weekend so that I don’t have to do any more cooking. Ro and the girls went to basketball practice after dinner. Then I took the girls to my nephew’s basketball game before bed. I listed 3 items on the Facebook yard sale site and have people interested in all three. I have meet ups scheduled this morning and this afternoon. I am really trying to get some extra income flowing this month to pay a big bill that is due at the end of the month. I did all of my Bing searches and earned some Swagbucks.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2019 our year!!