Two Dollar Challenge

Hi! I’m Shawn Humphrey. I’m the creator of the Two Dollar Challenge. And, I’m gonna be honest. When you participate in the Challenge, you may will get pushback from non-participants who’ll say you’re “playing poverty.” They’re right. You are. Accept the critique, read these blog posts, and spend time discussing the limitations and drawbacks of the Two Dollar Challenge.

Here’s some more honesty. I’ve come close to closing down the Challenge multiple times. Sometimes I get uneasy with it. It can insult too much. Even the word “Challenge” doesn’t sit well with me. However, when done thoughtfully, the educational impact of the Challenge is unparalleled. So, after 14 years, it’s still here.