Are you good with money?

edited 29 January 2013 at 1:00PM in Money Saving Polls
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Former_MSE_DebsFormer_MSE_Debs Former MSE
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edited 29 January 2013 at 1:00PM in Money Saving Polls
Poll started 29 Jan 2013


How do you fare with money? There are two core skills, how good are you at them·

Budgeting – personal money management and spending within your means.

Product skills – regularly switching so you're with the best buys and not overpaying for products.




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  • MSE_Debs wrote: »

    Budgeting – personal money management and spending within your means.

    Product skills – regularly switching so you're with the best buys and not overpaying for products.

    It would have been a good idea to give these definitions (particularly the product one) in the poll question. I said that I was "good with products" without really knowing what on earth it was getting at! I'm good at using shampoo - that's a product! Anyway, fortunately I'm also good at financial products so my answer still stands.
  • AnthornAnthorn Forumite
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    Personally, I know what financial products are but I can see that there will be confusion.

    My vote:

    Ok with products. I tend to stay with what I know and where I'm safe and getting an extra 0.2% interest isn't important.

    Good with budgeting: I don't get nasty surprises and I'll eat a can of cheap spaghetti rings a day for a month if I have to.

    :D
  • I am good with budgeting and money, however, I think I'm a bit wierd as I cannot abide people being tight where it impacts the living standards of others.

    I will often give more money voluntarily.

    I will always ensure any trades people get a good days wage out of me - why should thier family have to struggle just so as I can get a greedy baragin price, it would be immoral of me?

    On holiday in Turkey I pay extra for things like veg from a nice little market stall guy. He has a short season and I know lives a very meagre existence. Cannot stand the 'big man' westerner showing off at how great he is at haggling with poor peasants.
  • I'm good at budgeting, and products, then again, like 85% of the population I think I'm an above average driver.
  • Money is one of the most important as well as basic requirement in human life and there are many ways where we can make or save a money.
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