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 good day yesterday. I spent the day with my mom so that my dad could go to work. We did our normal Thursday things including watching a few shows from back in the day (Mel’s Diner and Laverne & Shirley). I made us each a tuna sandwich for lunch. On the way home I stopped at the grocery store to get a few deals before the new deals started this morning. I only spent $14 and I got 5 bags of groceries. I made a simple dinner at home and then the girls and Ro had to go to their final basketball tryout. My parents came over for a quick visit. I did all of my Bing searches.
So how about you ?? What did you do to ditch debt and get on the road to financial freedom ? Leave a comment in the comments section and share your journey with us !