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: Sorry for the lack of posts yesterday. We are on a mini-vacation at the beach and the internet was spotty at best after the 3 hour drive. I also decided to just not worry about it and enjoy the kids at the beach. I hope you don’t mind. We got a room for $99 per night and let me tell you, it’s ocean front. It was cloudy all day and a little chilly. We were the ONLY people on the beach, but we didn’t mind. The girls had SO much fun going in the water. We ate out for 2 meals, but one of the restaurants had FREE kid’s meals, so that really helped. I also packed a huge bag of juices, waters and snacks, so that has helped to cut down costs. I don’t think the boardwalk is really open yet here, but the kids don’t seem to mind. I bought a Groupon for a dolphin watch for this morning, so we may be able to do that.
Yesterday was Ro’s birthday. We got him a $50 Home Depot gift card that I earned on Swagbucks. He loved it. We made him cards. The last few days have been an epic fail on Swagbucks. I think I earned 10 yesterday. I just can’t worry about it. I should be able to post more today since I found a good spot outside of our room. I’m actually blogging while looking at and listening to the ocean. It’s great ! I hope you are having a fun day. Let me know in the comments section.
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…