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: I was a sorry, sad sack yesterday. I woke up feeling lousy. I still feel like I have bronchitis AND a really sore throat. I was nauseous in the morning, but at least that part went away. I didn’t do much during the day. I did manage to make my way to CVS to do a few deals. I had a $15 ECB that I earned from doing a survey they sent me about the Minute Clinic. I also had a $4 off of $20 coupon and a few other manufacturer and CVS coupons. In the end I spent $7 for $31 worth of products and I left with $9 in ECB’s for next time. I’d say that was worth dragging my sorry self out of the house for.
The girls had a play date at their friend’s house. They have a little foursome and all 4 girls were there. They made cookies, fruit kabobs and homemade pizza, decorated jelly bean jars, made personalized chef aprons and colored St. Patrick’s Day decorations. It’s a wonder they wanted to come home. They fell asleep in the car on the way home. I made all meals at home although they ate with their friends. I earned 141 Swagbucks and organized a few drugstore deals. I made myself go to bed early in the hopes of feeling better today !
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead tonight for Daylight Savings Time !
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…