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: Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me … Ha ha, yes it’s my birthday. It gets less exciting the older you get, doesn’t it ?? I’ve actually been treated very nicely since the weekend. I’m having my parents over for dinner and I am making the dinner since Ro is working. Ro and my dad love meatloaf, so I’m making that. I also made homemade ice cream cake yesterday. It’s already in the freezer. I cleaned the house last night since I don’t want to work too hard on my birthday.
I earned another FREE $6 MasterCard from the sweepstakes I posted about. Find out information on it HERE. We can try every day until 8/10 and I think Ro and I have won a combined 4 times so far. I convert them to Amazon gift cards, so we have $24 FREE $’s to spend. The mail was boring and didn’t include much. I took the girls over to check out the kid’s summer camp offered by Ro’s work. They got to play kickball and swim. They also got a free ice cream cone. I’m going to let them go whenever they want and stay home whenever they want. I think they want to go for a few hours again today, so we’ll see.
I listed an item on Ebay last night. I also dusted off my sewing machine to hopefully do a little personalizing for items on Ebay or Etsy. I grocery shopped yesterday with coupons and a 5% off certificate. I spent $105 for food for the week including today’s birthday meal. I also earned another 5% off certificate since I had extra points in my account. It was a good day. I’m hoping for another one today. I hope you all 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…