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: Uggghh, poor Kayla woke us up throwing up at around 2:30 am on Wednesday night. She stayed home from school yesterday. She actually fell asleep for 90 minutes with her little head on my shoulder. It was the best part of my day. We stayed in the house all day until dinner. I made a LOT of dinner to take over to my sister’s house. She worked all day and my other sister and I wanted to give her a night off from cooking. She really loved it because it was an old family recipe that she hadn’t had in about 10 years. It was nice to cook for someone so appreciative – ha ha. Kayla felt better and better throughout the day, but unfortunately I felt worse and worse upon returning from dinner. I ended up throwing up before bed last night. I still feel really nauseous, so I may take it easy today. I was planning to announce the winner of the WHYD contest this morning, but give me until Monday when I hopefully feel better.
I earned 138 Swagbucks, which was my first goal. It drove me crazy because I was 11 SB’s away from meeting my goal and really wanted to go to bed. I didn’t want to mess up my bonuses, so I held on and did it. The girls have an after school play date today. Hopefully everyone wakes up feeling good. They felt great as of bedtime. I wish I did 🙁
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…