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 had a fun day yesterday. We ran a few errands including taking Ro’s phone to the cell phone dealer. They took care of a few things for him for free. We went to the post office to mail his old phone back because a new phone has been sent and activated. We didn’t have to pay for shipping because there was a free shipping label mailed to us a few days ago. I got a bottle of Mega Red mailed to me courtesy of Dr Oz. I went to look at a townhouse with my sister yesterday. She needs to move by 8/1, so we are looking at places for her.
I made breakfast and lunch at home. I took the girls to one of a friend’s house for her birthday dinner BBQ. Initially they were nervous because they didn’t know too many people, but there were a lot of kids there and they had the BEST time. They did sparklers and watched fireworks after playing tirelessly for a few hours. We all had a great time and dinner was awesome. The only other thing I did was to put a few items on Craigslist to see if anyone has something to barter for them. If Ro doesn’t like any of the barter offers, we’ll probably end up listing them on Ebay.
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…