Money-savvy mathematician?

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Poll started 17 May 2005: Do you have to be good at maths to be good with money? How does your school/general maths ability relate to your money and consumer savviness? Which of these categories is the closest to you?

a. Good with maths, Good with money
b. Good with maths, OK with money
c. Good with maths, Bad with money
d. OK with maths, Good with money
e. OK with maths, OK with money
f. OK with maths, Bad with money
g. Bad with maths, Good with money
h. Bad with maths, OK with money
i. Bad with maths, Bad with money

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  • itsmeukitsmeuk Forumite
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    Will go for B
    Was great at maths at school but not fantastic with money. Mind you i aint got any
  • ohitohit Forumite
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    To be really good with money, you have to be really good with maths.

    Just think about it - you can then easily calculate good offers and savings etc.

    Also, knowing where to put your money for the greatest gains. This is sometimes a task of probability (for example, gambling intro offers - see its board).

    It's all about ones personal Balance Sheet basically, which is just maths.
  • savvysavvy Forumite
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    I'm full of savviness..........................but not very good at maths, all thanks to a certain primary teacher!!! :mad:
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    a for me:cool: !!!
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  • Former_MSE_AndreaFormer_MSE_Andrea Former MSE
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    Below are the results to our previous poll. Thanks to the 1210 participants who took part in this poll.

    Previous Poll Topic: Do you have to be good at maths to be good with money? How does your school/general maths ability relate to your money and consumer savviness? Which of these categories is the closest to you?

    a. Good with maths, Good with money 33.2% - (402 Votes)
    b. Good with maths, OK with money 15.3% - (186 Votes)
    d. OK with maths, Good with money 15.2% - (184 Votes)
    e. OK with maths, OK with money 9.7% - (118 Votes)
    c. Good with maths, Bad with money 8.9% - (108 Votes)
    g. Bad with maths, Good with money 8% - (98 Votes)
    h. Bad with maths, OK with money 3.4% - (42 Votes)
    f. OK with maths, Bad with money 3% - (37 Votes)
    i. Bad with maths, Bad with money 2.8% - (35 Votes)

    Total Votes: 1210
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