|Swap Coordinator:||leilx (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Email|
|Number of people in swap:||19|
|Type:||Type 1: Electronic|
|Last day to signup/drop:||January 4, 2013|
|Date items must be sent by:||December 31, 2013|
|Number of swap partners:||3|
Do you have something big you want to save up for? This is the swap for you! I want to go to India in 2014, and I want to have plenty of money to be there for at least a month. What is your dream? Maybe you just want a bigger safety cushion, or you want to buy a piece of furniture...that's up to you!
So, here's what we are going to do. 1) In January, send an email to your partners telling them what you are saving up for in loving detail, and, for fun, how you are going to do it (under the loose board in the bedroom, piggy bank, automatic withdrawal from the bank account...).
2) Beginning January, save an amount equal to the number of the week. There are 52 weeks in a year. So, for the first week we will save $1 (dollar coins are great for this!). For the twentieth week, $20 added to the cash cow. For the forty-second week, we will put $42 dollars in the stash...and well, you can do the math. It comes out to $1378 for the year, or $106 a month, if that math is easier for you.
update: for overseas people, you can choose to do one of the following: save an equivalent amount in your local currency OR follow the concept of the swap and save 1 pound, rupiah, birr, dinar (insert your personal currency)...for the first week, 2 for the second, etc. You decide what works better for you.
3) Send an email by May 31 (I will send out a reminder) to your partners letting them know how it is going. Just a little update.
4) At the end of the year, send an email to your partners and let them know how you did. How much did you save? Will you still do whatever it is you hoped to do originally, or has your dream changed?
5) I would suggest that a 5 rating means the swapper sent you 3 emails during the year (January, end of May, December) and saved money, ideally $1378 or more. However, we all have personal financial situations which may prevent that from happening. I think if the swapper makes a good faith effort to save, even if they don't get all the way to the amount, they should get a 5. The real point of the swap is to encourage people to save.
If enough people join and are interested, I will start a blog or group for people to chat on.
Anyone serious may participate; must have a well-filled profile, no 1s in the last 6 months, or 3s in the last 2 months. Email me if you need an exception.
I borrowed this swap from thehurriedmommy, who did it in 2012 but has not logged into Swap-Bot since last January.
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