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: We did our usual Sunday errands yesterday. We went to BJ’s and to the grocery store to stock up on what we needed for the lunch boxes and for dinners this week. I got several healthy options for lunch boxes and some great lunchmeat deals at BJ’s. Ro is committing to doing a low carb eating plan with me this week, so I had to make sure that we had everything in that we’d need for the week. He is going to visit family on Friday night, so I booked a hotel for him through Swagbucks. I should earn a good bit of SB’s for it. I am almost ready to cash in for 500 Swagbucks from Bing Rewards, so I may get there today. By the way, every Monday in March they are offering double the rewards, so instead of being able to earn 15 points through searches, you can earn 30. Be sure to take advantage of this today. If you haven’t joined Bing yet, you can go here to join.
I earned 117 Swagbucks yesterday. I made all meals at home, packed lunches and gave the girls a bath to start out the new week. We are expecting more snow, so we’ll see if there is a school delay today or not. I have some projects that I want to get done if the girls do have school. I checked on my Ebay auctions last night and added some MyCokeReward points to my account.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day !!
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…