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: We had a decent day yesterday. I hung around the house for most of the day. I made healthy orange smoothies for breakfast, chicken and fries for lunch and chicken alfredo for dinner. My parents came over for dinner. I took the girls out for a quick little deal shopping at Rite Aid after dinner. I was able to pick up the 10 single serve snack items I posted about. It was a $2.50 money maker, which was awesome. I’ll save the snacks for lunches this week. I was able to get 5 single serve Fig Newtons and 5 Belvita bars. I did all of my Bing searches and I checked out the drugstore deals for this week. We are expecting a big storm tonight, so I doubt the girls will have school tomorrow, but we’ll see.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2019 our year!!