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: Yesterday was a decent day. I did some awesome deals at my local grocery store. It’s “frozen food month”, so they are offering a promotion this week where if you buy $25 worth of participating frozen food, you get $15 off instantly. You better believe I took them up on that. They also had several other good deals that worked out great for my stockpile. I came home and made myself some eggs for lunch. My parents came and visited. They brought a big bag of bird food and some suet, which was really nice. I filled up our bird feeders. The girls and I had fun watching the birds eat in the afternoon.
It was uncharacteristically mild here (about 65 degrees). We made the most of it since it’s back to winter temperatures today. I watched the girls ride their bikes for over an hour in front of the house. Ro took them around the block too. Luckily I always have them do their homework right after school. We came in and played some games before bed. I made all meals at home. I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner (just meatballs and veggies for me). I got a few free samples in the mail, as well as a coupon for a free product. I also got 2 free magazines. I earned 107 Swagbucks yesterday, but it was more of a struggle to hit my first goal than it normally is. Oh well, at least I got there… I hope you had a good day too !
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2014 your year. Who will the March winner be ? We’ll see…