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 pretty good birthday yesterday. I actually did quite a bit of cooking and cleaning so I guess it could have been more relaxing. Ro says we’re going to celebrate on the weekend. I had my parents over for dinner, so I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and green beans. I also made an ice cream cake for dessert. Everything turned out ok. I made all meals at home. The girls went to camp again and I missed them all day. They are excited because it’s new, but I’m hoping the excitement will wear off and they’ll want to stay home at least a few days a week. They are going on a trip to the zoo today. Yesterday they went bowling and swimming at the camp. I guess I wouldn’t want to stay home with boring old mommy either – ha ha.
I earned 600 Swagbucks, but 50 were my birthday Swagbucks and 500 were from Bing Rewards. I went to Kmart and got the girls each a few $4 T shirts. They are so tall and grow out of their clothes so fast so I don’t buy designer clothes. I went to Wayback Burgers and got my free black & white milkshake. That was a nice freebie. There were a few other people in there getting them, but it only took a minute. I did my Bing searches and was able to request a 500 Swagbuck reward. It came almost instantly, so I applied it to my SB account.
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…