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 frugal day yesterday. I have to say that I am missing Ro since he started his new job on Monday, BUT it feels really good to be back to hard core deal shopping !! I am having a really frugal, deal getting kind of week. I’ve focused on a different store or two each day and I’ve had a really good run of it this week. Yesterday I focused on one of my local grocery stores and CVS. My grocery store order came to $108.92 before coupons and store deals. I got it down to $44.23 and then got $4 cash back on top of that plus 2100 Fetch Reward points. The cashier was shocked and said she has to be a better shopper, lol. My CVS deals were awesome too. They were mostly all deals I posted. I got my order from $46 to $7 and I left with $19 in new ECB’s. I think I had rolled over $6 ECB’s, so it was still a money maker trip. I love what that happens. I’m pretty sure I’ll get some Beauty Bucks in a day or too as well 🙂
We had all meals at home (packed the kids lunches and I ate a little something). I made a simple dinner while helping the girls with their homework. We went over to my sister’s house to hang out for a little bit. It was fun to catch up. I did all of my Bing searches.
Let’s make 2019 Our Year !