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 decent day yesterday. Ro had off yesterday for Columbus Day. He’s not used to getting little holidays like that. He celebrated by taking himself to get a few shirts for his new office job. I gave a coupon to use, which helped. We went out for lunch using a coupon and a gift card. I made pizza for dinner. Liv had basketball practice after dinner. Ro took her to that while I stayed home and watched an episode of Halloween Wars with Kayla. I went to both of my grocery stores to get a few deals for the week. One of the stores had $.99 Wheat Thins and $.99 Chips Ahoy. I got a few of each for lunches this week (and next if there are some left). I also got lunchmeat for sandwiches. I came home and made turkey sandwiches for Ro and Liv. I made Kayla’s the day before. I did all of my Bing searches. I also scanned my receipts for Fetch Rewards. I got 1000 bonus points for buying Dove Foam, which was on sale for $5.99 and I had an additional $2 off. I LOVE Dove Foam 🙂
Let’s make 2019 OUR year !!! We can do it !!