'How did I score on the BBC Big Money Test? –I'm motivated by security' blog

edited 15 April 2011 at 1:29PM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • glider3560glider3560 Forumite
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    Just taken the test and got quite similar results to Martin in the first section. Still kicking myself that I misread Q8, which lowered my score to 9/10 on money knowledge :(

    Making Ends Meet – High
    Keeping track – High
    Planning ahead – High
    Choosing products – High
    Staying informed – High

    Love 12/20
    Freedom 12/20
    Security 19/20
    Power 13/20

    Miser 4/6
    Spender 0/6 :rotfl:

    Impulsive 7/25
    Avoidance 10/15
    Vigilance 13/15

    Money knowledge 9/10
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    "Who do you turn to for financial advice?", "Do you have family and friends you can speak to about it?"
    Well, there's Uncle Tony, for a start!
  • Hummm.

    I *really* don't like the "Marital status" questions.

    There's single,
    and there's "currently married/living together/civil partnership"
    but there's only "divorced" not "formally living together as if married/civil partnership" ....

    Both saying single, and divorced would be misleading, depending on what they are counting...

    the rest of the test was fine though :)
  • Freddie_SnowbitsFreddie_Snowbits
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    I will not do this test as the BBC wishes me to register
  • kaz0705kaz0705 Forumite
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    I took it late last night and was very pleased to get 9/10 in the test! As it was so late I didn't go back to look at my specifics in each area but the overal result was freedom as my main motivation (I wonder if that's true for most DFWs?) and that I am neither a miser nor spender- true nowadays!

    The only thing I found difficult was answering some of the questions as I'm in 'limbo': thanks to MSE, I'm in control and savvy but I'm still dealing with the fall out from before I found MSE... which meant my answers might have seemed a bit contradictory. I would have likes a question aimed at 'before and after' habits.

    Overall though, the feedback video was spot on.

    Will be interesting to see what the overall results are!
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  • butterfly72butterfly72 Forumite
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    Martin,

    I'm surprised you only got 2/6 on the miser scale!!! :rotfl: I'd expect more!
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  • groovygavgroovygav Forumite
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    It seemed a bit longer than 15-20 minutes! And then Martin chatted about my results for another 10 minutes or so. Good thing I didn't have any urgent appointments!

    As I'm gradually climbing out of a deep ravine of debt following a divorce I'm not surprised my money management scores are poor, but I'm pleased with the rest of the results.

    Your Money Managment
    Making Ends Meet – Low
    Keeping track – Medium
    Planning ahead – Low
    Choosing products – High
    Staying informed – Medium

    Your Money Motivation
    Love 11/20
    Freedom 10/20
    Security 12/20
    Power 4/20

    Your Money Liability
    Overall neither a spender or a miser
    Miser rating 1/6
    Spender rating 0/6

    Your Money Emotion
    Impulse Shopping 11/25
    Avoidance 8/15
    Vigilance 11/15

    Your Money Knowledge
    10/10 (and I didn't write the test!)
  • jackieblackjackieblack Forumite
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    I got

    Money Management
    Making Ends Meet – High 19/20
    Keeping track – High 20/20
    Planning ahead – High 17/20
    Choosing products – High 20/20
    Staying informed – High 18/20

    Money Motivation
    Love 13/20
    Freedom 16/20– it picked this as my main motivating factor
    Security 16/20
    Power 6/20

    Money Liability
    Overall neither a spender or a miser
    Miser rating 2/6
    Spender rating 0/6

    Money Emotion
    Impulse Shopping 6/25
    Avoidance 9/15
    Vigilance 12/15

    Money Knowledge
    10/10

    Quite similar to Martin's results, so I'm pleased. I take that to mean I'm on the right track money-wise! :D
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  • noodlenoodle Forumite
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    I didn't like the 'class' question AT ALL. I don't think that I am part of any 'class', or even what 'class' I'm supposed to think I'm a part of. I thought it was odd that there wasn't a don't know/don't care type option.
  • jackieblackjackieblack Forumite
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    Simon_c wrote: »
    Hummm.

    I *really* don't like the "Marital status" questions.

    There's single,
    and there's "currently married/living together/civil partnership"
    but there's only "divorced" not "formally living together as if married/civil partnership" ....

    Both saying single, and divorced would be misleading, depending on what they are counting...

    the rest of the test was fine though :)

    I don't understand what the difference would be between "currently living together" and "formally living together as if married/civil partnership" ?

    Unless you mean "formerly living together as if married/civil partnership" ?

    (formerly = previously/at an earlier time, formally = officially/by established convention)
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    Everything will be alright in the end so, if it’s not yet alright, it means it’s not yet the end
    MFW #4 OPs: 2018 £866.89, 2019 £1322.33, 2020 £1337.07,
    2021 (offset) YTD £1375.00
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