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: We ran around and did some errands yesterday. We got a few cases of dog bones at Sam’s Club and a few other things. It is still SO cold here, so we didn’t do a whole lot besides staying warm and cozy. We made all meals at home. Ro actually made dinner and I went over to eat dinner with my parents. We had a nice little visit. The girls played outside in the snow and drank hot chocolate.
Our neighbor from across the street came over and helped Ro replace a broken handrail. He also gave me some handy tips about how to save some money on our electric bill. He also looked at both of our computers and helped me make them print coupons again. I’ve been struggling with printing coupons lately and I am SO thankful for all of his help. I spent a good bit of time printing coupons (yay!) and organizing grocery store deals for today. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to run out and do some deals without my little sidekicks ! They are back to school today. They are cute though. I’m gonna miss em’ I’ll have to fill my with deal shopping !!!
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…