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: It rained ALL day long yesterday, which I personally love. I know I’m in the minority with that, but I love rainy days. Ro went to a free event with a neighbor while I stayed home with the kids. We had a cozy day doing crafts and reading books. We did venture out to Bath & Body Works so I could get a free hand wash from the deal I posted last week. A sweet reader had sent me a free one (Thanks Becca!). While we were there I got a few Wallflower refills since they were only $2.50. I also got 5 pocket bacs for the girls because they were only $1 each. I had a gift card that I earned over a year ago from a survey group.
Breakfast and lunch were made at home. We went to my brother’s house for dinner. He made fillet minion. I’m not sure I had ever had it before ha ha. It was really good. I brought homemade cole slaw over to go with dinner. The mail included nothing of interest instead of a flyer from one of Ro’s favorite stores in the city that is apparently going out of business. They have big and tall clothing and they cater to the professional athletes in the city, but I can see why they’re closing because their prices are too high for us common folk – ha ha.
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…