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 ~ I started out my day with a FREE breakfast sandwich from Chick fil a. I posted about the free breakfast entrees this week and yesterday was the only day that I could partake. It was yummy by the way. I also was good and didn’t get lunch out (Friday is usually the day that I cave in and get lunch ). I ate a free (slightly less tasty) lunch yesterday and put the $7 I would have spent in the family piggy bank.
I made homemade foaming handsoap for all of the dispensers in the house since they were all on empty. You can see the recipe here (savings about $2-$3 per dispenser). I also filled up homemade detangler for the twin’s hair. To make it you just get a spray bottle (or an old detangler bottle), fill it 1/4 with conditioner and fill the bottle with water. Shake it until it’s properly mixed. It works great and saves $3 or so. These little things add up.
I also made a few homemade activities for the twins. They are called busy bags and I will be doing a big post about them on Monday or Tuesday so stay tuned for that. I’m looking to add lots of new content on ML2S including educational activities (I am a teacher after all) and a recipe section ( I know, I know you’ve been asking for awhile now). I am also going to be adding a coupon database (more on that later).
So what did you do ?? Leave a comment 🙂