Volunteers to help run the 2022 debt and savings challenges?
Hi folks! I see that there is some unhappiness about YNAB discontinuing the debt and savings challenge on this forum. I'm with ya. But, the challenges weren't historically YNAB-sponsored (AFAIK they were user-hosted until last year) so if YNAB doesn't want to allocate time to it, let's take it back. Question is: who's gonna do it?
I cannot reliably perform tech support for the spreadsheet or consistently answer DMs as I am basically working 264 jobs already AND trying to finish my thesis this semester, so it would not be ideal for me to start either threads. BUT, if someone or a couple folks want to coordinate on that front, I can provide assistance this weekend with setting up the spreadsheets and/or writing up a new intro to the challenges, to get it started ASAP. Whatcha think?
I'm a forum lurker so I might not be the ideal person to lead any of this, but I also do want to join the debt smackdown for the first time this year so I can certainly see how I can help in any way! I think the intro can mostly be a copy/paste of prior year so maybe I can draft that, but having the spreadsheet properly set up seems to be the heavier lift for sure.
Terrific! Thanks Orchid Falafel SapphireSweetie - the smackdown CHANGED MY LIFE last year and I want others to benefit from it as well. I'm working on the debt smackdown spreadsheet right now :) The setup is more feasible for me than being a main go-to person for ongoing tech questions, though I'll pitch in when I can. And Orchid Falafel I'm mostly a lurker too other than these challenges; everyone's gotta start somewhere right?
If anyone else would like to collaborate, post a comment here, especially if you want to help with spreadsheet maintenance over the year, or want to lead the Savings Challenge - I can set that spreadsheet up as well.
mandiferous What a great solution! Thank you for taking a step backwards and seeing the big picture, then taking action to move forward.
I see both challenges have been started, so that's great. I don't mind helping, though I don't participate anymore, so I'm not sure what that would look like. I'm also looking at some times in the coming year where my forum interaction will be returning to pre-2020 levels, for various reasons.
I think these challenges are great, I feel strongly that they should exist, and I'm so glad that I misread the announcement from Nicole. I completely thought it was a moratorium on them.
Thanks for taking the initiative!