The boards went away some years before the Smart Spending blog did; when that happened, some of the most loyal commenters created an alternative universe.
“Not MSN Money Proboards” is a place for veterans of Smart Spending and other message boards to stay in touch and keep sharing the wealth. Or, rather, the road to wealth.
One post I checked in on today, “2014 Savings Strategies,” brought up the old custom of “savings challenges.” Those were popular during the worst of the recent recession; you couldn’t swing a virtual cat in the PF blogosphere without running into someone’s post on challenges.
- Spare Change Challenge – Every night put all your coins in a jar
- Dollar Bill Challenge – Like the above, except with paper instead of specie
- Five-Dollar Bill Challenge – Pretty ambitious, but a little too rich for some bloods
- Random Number Challenge – Pick a number and every night check the bills in your wallet; if one has a serial number ending in the chosen digit, into the jar it goes
But the Proboards posting also mentioned a couple of new ones.