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 $50 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 was a little bit of a better day yesterday. Not much better, but a little. We ate all meals at home and didn’t really spend any money. We were supposed to get our taxes done, but of course I couldn’t find some of the paperwork that I needed. I had set it aside and it somehow still got misplaced. We had to reschedule for the end of the month. Why does it seem like every time I am in a rush and NEED to find something that I know I have, I can’t find it, Uggghhh!
I did manage to get the FREE card from Cardstore. If you didn’t get it yesterday, be sure to check in over the next few days because they will “open up the window” again” so you should be able to get one in the next few days.
I got 20 of the UP2U coupons that I ordered from a coupon clipping service. I paid $.99 and got free shipping. I ran over to Rite Aid and got 20 packs of FREE gum. My hubby is a gum aholic so I’m happy to stock up. I think I have 40 more coupons coming. I hope they get here by Saturday.
The home inspections for the old house have been scheduled for this Saturday at 12:30. Oh, how I hope they go well. You just never know though do you ?? Our new neighbor across the street is really handy so he is going to go over to the old house Saturday morning to handle one thing that my realtor said may be an issue. It’s a little thing, but better safe than sorry.
I did another 2 surveys on Swagbucks. One was worth 75 Swagbucks and the other was worth 68 Swagbucks. I won 22 additional Swagbucks for a one day total of 165.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the March winner. Wow ! You could make 2012 your year !