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 good day yesterday. I took advantage of a few great Amazon deals. I had a few $5 Amazon credits courtesy of Bing to apply to the deals. I grilled some marinated chicken and we had that with rice and veggies for dinner. I took the girls to lacrosse practice at 5:30. I did a lot of laundry and cleaning up the house, which is normal for a Monday around here. I spent most of the morning on the phone with our cable and cell phone companies trying to lower our bill. I reduced our cable bill by about $60 by slicing and dicing some channels, which will make Ro sad. I got some credits on our cell phone bill due to being overcharged. They also gave me a $30 for the inconvenience. I did all of my Bing searches.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2019 our year!!