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: We had a nice day yesterday. It was our 14th Wedding Anniversary and Ro’s last day off from work. Kayla has been telling us that she needs more shirts, so we took her to a store called Primark in King of Prussia near the mall. We had never shopped there before and I was really impressed with the prices. We got 7 Tshirts for her and a few for Liv at only $3.50 each. They each got a 6 pack of socks for $3.50. We ate all meals at home. I made a large pot of spaghetti for dinner and there are leftovers :). We didn’t do a lot to celebrate our Anniversary, but I think we are going to go out for dinner on Wednesday, so that should be fun.
I did all of my Bing searches and read up on a few deals I plan to do today or tomorrow. I also started the process for returning some things to Amazon. I’ll be happy to get that $$ back.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2018 our year !!