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 $25 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 got the girls on the bus, made a green smoothie and did my little itty bitty time on the elliptical. I did a grocery store run to get dog food and some chicken for dinner. They discount the marinated meats early and Ro loves their marinated chicken breast so I wanted to see if they had any. They ended up having them on a super great sale this week. It ended up being about $.75/person, which is pretty decent. It’s also healthy and super easy.
My little sister has decided to commit to drinking green smoothies, so I met her to help her look at blenders. I brought along a 20% off coupon. We met my parents for lunch after the blender selection was complete. I signed up for some samples and got a few free magazines in the mail. I also got a rebate check for $20 that I hope to put in the bank today. I went to Rite Aid for a few deals.
The weather is up and down these days around here. It’s currently back to being mild, so I’ve been able to turn down the heat the past few days. If I get cold when the kids are in school I just turn the fireplace on for a bit and it gets toasty warm in here. Hopefully we’ll catch a break on our electric bill, since last month’s bill was a train wreck with the holiday lights etc…
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2014 your year. Who will the January winner be ? We’ll see…