iVillage, the online community, puts together some interesting online challenges. In May, they are putting together a new financial challenge, the Stretch Your Dollar Community Challenge. The coach for the Challenge is personal finance author Mary Hunt. I have been a long time fan of Mary Hunt for her personal understanding of financial challenges, and her enthusiasm for maintaining financial fitness as a lifelong journey, not a one-time, get-out-of-debt activity.
Starting May 4, you will begin receiving emails with money-related assignments. These emails are the basis of a four week action plan to save you money in all areas of your life. By the end of the four weeks, you will have a solid financial plan and the tools to continue with your smart decisions. During the challenge, you will have access to the "Challenge Board," an online forum where you will be able to interact with other participants.
To sign up, enter your email address at the Stretch Your Dollar homepage by May 3rd. I signed up today so that I wouldn't forget to do it, and I'm sure I'll be pleasantly surprised when the emails start hitting my mailbox on May 4th.