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 $115,500 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 no spend day for us yesterday. We had a good day together, but once again, it started too early. I was awakened at 5am by the girls screaming and crying. Why, you ask?? Apparently Olivia needed a tissue. You seriously would have thought that their beds were on fire. Not only that, but they did it twice. I guess Olivia developed a little sniffles during the night because she was fine when she went to bed.
Needless to say, I didn’t do any shopping. We did go on over to my sister’s house for dinner. I warned her about Olivia’s sniffles but she said to come over anyway. The kids had a great time playing together (they always do). While I was there, I helped my sis sign up for her FREE Cardstore card (still available for you guys too) and for a few free samples. I always try to help her snag a few freebies when I can.
I did earn 23 Swagbucks and I completed 2 online surveys. I was pretty tired from my early wake up service courtesy of the twins or I would have done more. I went to sleep early (for me). I’m hoping that they feel better today, but it’s too early to tell right now.
I got my FREE bottle of Bayer aspirin yesterday.I also got 6 coupons for FREE Voskos Greek Yogurt. I also got a free laundry detergent sample. Woo Hoo! I love freebies. I’m SO excited that it’s FINALLY May. We have 10 days until settlement for the old house. We will then be back to 1 mortgage and I can’t wait.
What did you do ? I hope you had a blessed day. Leave a comment You could be the April winner. Wow ! You could make 2012 your year !