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 had a lousy day yesterday. It could have been worse I’m sure, but it just seemed like nothing went according to plan. I had that great coupon from Sears Auto for a $12.99 oil change. We dropped off the van and I went in. The guy waiting on me was quick to tell me 5 different reasons why the coupon wouldn’t work for our car … We were there so I ended up leaving the van and I was assured that it would be done in one hour and that I would get a call. I never got a call. We went back 3 hours later and they still hadn’t done the oil changed. I really wasn’t happy. We picked up the van without the oil change. I made an appointment at another place for this morning. Grrr, it wasn’t good.
We did manage to eat all meals at home. We ate leftovers for dinner. I made a batch of apple cinnamon muffins for breakfast for the next few days. We cleaned the house. The girls seemed like they were in the mood to bicker all day, which wasn’t fun. Another issue with yesterday was that Swagbucks was a pain. The goals were very high and there were no Encrave videos to watch. It was the first day in several months that I didn’t meet my goal. What a pain. Wow, I’m just a ray of sunshine today, aren’t I ? Oh well, hopefully today will be a better day. I hope you have one too !
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2014 your year. Who will the June winner be ? We’ll see…