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 spent the day over at my parents house with my mom so that my dad could go to work. Before heading over there I ran into CVS for a few deals. I was able to snag 6 bottles of body wash (one Dove foaming, 5 Suave), 2 large tubes of Colgate toothpaste, 2 bottles of Tresemme conditioner and 1 bottle of Colgate mouthwash. My total after all coupons – print and on the app was $22.94. I left with $15 in ECB’s and I got back $2.25 from ibotta. I was pretty happy with that. We had leftovers for dinner. Our fridge is FULL of chili and spaghetti leftovers, so we may be eating leftovers again tonight. Ro did some Aldi shopping over the weekend and I don’t think I’ll need to grocery shop for 2 weeks or so. My plan is to cook what we have this week and next. My thyroid surgery is tomorrow, so I guess he’ll be doing some of the cooking – small consolation prize, lol. I did all of my Bing searches.
What have YOU done to ditch debt ? Let’s make 2018 our year !!