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: Ro had a nice Father’s Day yesterday. I took the girls out for a few hours to go and see my dad and to do some grocery shopping. I bought stuff to make meatloaf, cole slaw, mac n cheese and peas (all of his favorites). The girls helped me make dinner for him. I saved some money at the store using coupons and shopping the sale items. It felt so good to eat a home cooked meal after not being home for a few days. Ro cut the grass and we had a pretty quiet day. I listed a few items on Ebay that I won in online contests. Hopefully I’ll make a little money for the bank account. We’ve had a lot of expenses lately, so the savings account needs some help. I should make a little extra money watching a friend’s baby for a few days next week so that may help a little.
I need to do a little work in my stockpile today. The girls go in the garage and mess it up when looking for art supplies, so I have to straighten it back out sometimes. I did manage to meet my first goal on Swagbucks. It seems as though they are offering the Encrave videos again, so I’m good for now. I also did my Bing searches. Ro is off for one more day today, so we may go and use a Groupon for a free lunch for the four of us.
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…