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: I had a pretty good day yesterday. I went to the Dollar Tree and snagged 5 six packs of Carmel M&M’s for $5. I got back $5 from Ibotta making them all FREE. I posted this deal for you guys too. I met my parents, sister and nephew for lunch. My dad treated. I went to Walgreens after lunch. I spent $31 and got $17 back in points and I’ll get $1 back from SavingStar. That made my total OOP $13. I stocked up sunscreen, paper plates, body wash and more, so it was a worthwhile trip. The girls didn’t have any sports yesterday, which was good since we had severe thunderstorms all afternoon and evening. I got a $5 Amazon gift card from a survey company that I do surveys for. I did all of my Bing searches, but didn’t meet my first Swagbucks goal.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2018 our year !!