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.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I had a nice day yesterday. The girls went to Six Flags Great Adventure with my sister ‘n law and their cousins for the day. I ran into our local Hallmark store to snag a gift for the girl’s teacher. She loves dragonflies, so I got her a cute mug with a colorful dragonfly and the quote “Life is Good” on it. It was only $10. While I was there I joined the Hallmark Crown Club, so every Friday through the end of July I’ll get a FREE $2.99 greeting card. It’s free to join. Check your store to see if they are participating. I’ll run over there today to snag my card for this week. We have a lot of birthdays – and of course Father’s Day coming up.
I did all of my Bing searches, but I didn’t meet my Swagbucks goal. I made chicken cheesesteaks and fries for dinner. The girls had an outdoor basketball game after dinner. They got back from the amusement park JUST in time. What a great day they had ! I spent the day with my mom so that my dad could go to work. We had a nice day together.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2018 our year !!