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 okay. I had a meeting to go to that took up the whole morning. I came home and made lunch even though I was tempted to pick something up on the way home. I also prepped dinner, so all meals were made at home. I earned 136 Swagbucks, which helped me meet my second goal. I got an email from Bath & Body works with a mobile coupon for a FREE hand soap. I hope some of you got this too because it was from an offer I posted. I got 2 free magazines in the mail and a coupon for a free bottle of Neuro Sleep (a natural sleep aid).
I listed 6 things on Ebay. Hopefully they’ll all sell. Today is Ro’s pay day, so we budgeted where the money will go. I filled out for a few free samples that I posted about. I packed the girl’s lunches for today. I ordered 5 subscribe and save items from Amazon using a credit. All 5 things were a good deal and they have a deal where if you order 5 S&S items you get 20% off. That made all 5 items a fantastic deal and free with a credit. It was a decent 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…