Not sure if anyone here would be interested in this, but I’m doing a giving challenge with a couple work friends in 2021 and thought there might be some people here interested as well.
The idea is to track and match spending in a given category or categories (restaurant spending, hobby spending, etc.) with an equal amount of giving (donations, time, etc.), with each person doing the challenge defining for themselves what they want to match and how.
Timeline-wise we’re planning on doing the challenge for the full year with the option for category/donation adjustments each quarter, but that’s something that could be personally defined too if people didn’t want to do a full year or wanted to change categories more often or something like that.
Personally I’m starting this quarter (Jan-March) with matching monthly spending with the exception of home principal, yearly lump-sum things (ex. property taxes), and anything that comes out of my paycheck before I see it (so no matching on any taxes or 401k savings or anything like that) with donations or gifts, and I’ll figure out if I want time to factor into giving or if I just keep it completely separate next quarter since I didn’t get around to doing that before Jan. 1.
(@anomalily, if I was supposed to ping you first, apologies and I can delete this. I got the impression from the About Challenges thread that posting and then asking for approval was the correct order, but I may have misunderstood)