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 had a busy day yesterday. The girls had a sleepover with their cousins, so I got to sleep in a little which was really nice. I ran over to Target and did a few deals. I also ran into CVS to do a deal on Physician’s Formula. I had a few ECB’s to roll over and a BOGO peelie coupon, so I ended up getting 2 of their pressed powders for $4 and I left with a $10 ECB. The powders are my favorite and the normal price is $14.49 each, so I was really happy with that deal. I went to pick up the girls at my sister’s house around noon. My sister gave me a big container of chicken parmesan from the night before. It worked out great because my brother and his family came over at 4 and we were all able to eat it for dinner. All I had to do was to cook up a pot of pasta and sauce to go with it. Both the pasta and sauce were free with coupons – he he. It was delicious.
I barely hit my first goal on Swagbucks, but at least I did. I got a specialist survey emailed to me from CVS. It took about 20 minutes and I got awarded a $10ECB. I was able to do it while the twins were in the bath tub. We had a lot of fun with my brother and his family. They left with a crate full of food and other items from Freecycle and my stockpile. We are all hoping to go to the beach together in a few months. I have to hunt down a good deal for us. We may just go for 2 nights, but it’s better than nothing. I LOVE the ocean and it’s been awhile since I’ve seen it.
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…