Survey for Women
Posted by Gail | Filed under talking about money
Recently I received the results of a survey that had me wondering who had been interviewed. I’m prepared to admit if I’m out of touch, if I’m out of touch. So I’m asking the women in my audience to answer some questions so I have a sense of how reflective this survey’s results are relative to the people I talk to. Please also pass it on to female friends and family because I would love to get as much feedback as possible. You can refer them to this blog. Or you can email them the questions and they can return the responses to firstname.lastname@example.org with Survey and your name in the subject line. Ditto anyone here who is trying to keep their age a secret! If a question doesn’t apply to you, just say n/a. As an incentive I’m offing 3 copies of my books to the three people who get the most other people to answer the survey. (Make sure you tell them to put your name in when they answer the survey so I can count your referrals.) You’ll be able to choose from Easy Money, Debt-Free Forever, and the newest book, Never Too Late, which I’ll send as soon as it’s released.
1. Do you control the purse strings when it comes to making decisions about household spending?
2. Do you have the financial “last word” on spending in your family?
3. How often do you consult your partner before making fiscal decisions? (rank out of ten, ten being all the time, 1 being never)
4. Have you set a financial goal in the last year?
5. Do you have a financial plan to achieve your goal?
6. Are you in charge of your family’s financial education?
7. Have you actually taken steps to educate your kids?
8. Do you consistently encourage your children to save money?
9. How do you prefer to get your financial information?
- Other: (what?)
10. If you do not take advantage of “financial news” sources, why not?
- Lack of interest in financial news
- Not relevant to my life
- Too theoretical
- Other: (what?)
11. How confident are you in your financial know-how? (rank out of ten, ten being extremely confident, 1 being not at all confident)
12. How old are you:
- Under 20
- Over 60
13. Do you have an advisor that you trust?
14. How confident do you feel that you know who to turn to for financial advice? (rank out of ten, ten being extremely confident, 1 being not at all confident)
15. Where to you live?
After severely pissing me off because they turned down a deposit that was “over my daily limit”, this week CIBC returned a cheque I had drawn to myself for not being properly endorsed and declined my VISA at my hotel… so, what do YOU think is happening here?