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 : Well, umm I went to the casinos with my parents yesterday and ooohhh did we have FUN ! My mom and I actually took turns playing the same $.01 machine. She won $100 on it and I won $40. I won and lost at a few other machines, but made it out of there with my extra $40. I plan to use my winnings to buy meat for the family for the next 10 days or so. I know it’s not very exciting, but to me it is because it will shave lots of money off our grocery bill for the next few weeks. I also had a coupon for a FREE buffet at the casino and my parents were awarded FREE buffets for playing for 30 minutes because it was senior citizen day. They are 62, but you only had to be 60+. My mom and I both left with extra money in our pocket. My dad lost $5, but hey, his lunch was free so he was fine with that.
When I got home I noticed that our cupboards are a little bare. I ran/limped to the bread outlet with the twins to grab a few loaves of bread for $.89 each. I was able to scrounge together dinner, but I need to do some grocery shopping tomorrow since I really haven’t shopped in awhile. I have some GREAT coupons ready so I’m sure I’ll get a few great deals.
I also got my coupon in the mail for a FREE full size bag of Kettle Chips! Did you ??
What did you do ? Leave a comment You could be the November winner.