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 $111,500 in consumer debt including credit cards, student loan debt and 2 vehicles. I am a teacher at heart. I want to use the skills that I have learned to help YOU ditch debt. I want to encourage each of you in your efforts so that one day you can feel the freedom of being debt free. I’m not quite there yet either (we still have a mortgage) so I need encouragement as well
It can be very difficult to pay down debt. There are many temptations to spend money. We live in a culture that encourages debt and spending. In addition, expenses come up and there never seems to be any extra money for paying down debt. I want to urge each of you to participate in a challenge. Just leave a comment about one positive step you’ve taken for your family each day. Did you eat in instead of going out? Did you save money at the grocery store? Did you pay extra on your credit card? Leave a comment below and we will cheer one another on every day and every step of the way.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I had a decent day yesterday. I did some cleaning in the morning. I met my parents for lunch and then I did a few deals at Target. I got 2 Vaseline lotions ($.39 each) and 4 Dove shampoos/conditioners ($.54 each). I paid $7.94 (used a $5 gc from last time) and I got back a new $5 gift card, so my out of pocket was $2.94. I made grilled chicken, rice and veggies for dinner. Ro is in need of dress pants since he’s having to dress up for work now. I was able to get him 2 pairs of really nice dress pants for $32.44 on Kohl.com after searching, coupon codes and cash back from Ebates (Rakuten).
I did all of my Bing searches. I’m up to enough points for $15 worth of Amazon gift cards. Also, when I entered my Target receipt into Fetch Rewards I got 1580 points for buying Dove and Vaseline. I am on my way to another Amazon gift card from Fetch too. I love FREE gift cards. I’m saving points from Bing and Fetch to use for Christmas. Do you know Christmas is 3 months from TODAY ! Get ready 🙂