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: Yesterday was a pretty pleasant day. It was less humid and breezy, which was great. I ran out with Ro to run a few errands. I filled up my gas tank at $.99/gallon thanks to grocery rewards. It was only $16 to fill up my entire tank and I was on empty. Liv and I managed to get a net up around our strawberry patch. They are getting bigger by the day and some are turning red, so the birds will get them if we don’t net them.
This is Ro’s birthday week. We make a big deal about birthdays around here. His 49th bday will be on Friday, but we’ll be spoiling him all week long. I made his favorite dinner last night, which was meatloaf, yellow rice and mixed veggies. I was able to get a marble pound cake for $1.50 on clearance at the grocery store. We made a bunch of sandwiches for the fridge because it makes the weekdays go smoothly. Ro heads back to work for the first time in 3 months today. I’ll miss him, but he will only work 9-3 to start and he may even come home for lunch since he works right around the corner. His work was SO nice that they paid all of their employees for the entire time that they were out. What a blessing !!! I did all of my Bing searches.
So how about you ? What did you do ?? Let’s make 2020 our year !!