Sunday, August 05, 2007

I read a post from a local blogger here in Charleston who asked about a common, albeit improper practice that some believe is supposed to make their credit card more protected from identity theft. That got me to thinking about this week’s question.

But first, Otowi of “Otowi,” was first to play last week. That was appropriate enough, since Otowi also provided last week’s Reader’s Choice Question! Congratulations!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. If you had to leave your job on Monday, how confident would you feel that you could get another job paying close to the same amount quickly?
From personal experience – unless willing to relocate to forsaken parts of the country, not bloody likely.

2. How many different employers have you worked for over the years? About twenty

3. Consider the employer you worked for the longest: how big of a factor was money in determining why you left or would consider leaving that employer? Not a factor at all.

4. Take the quiz: How good are you with money?
Without the quiz, from personal experience -- not very good at all. The quiz has unrealistic expectations – for instance, question 2 about a European vacation. Noticeably absent is a choice not to go nor incur the debt. Likewise when it comes to buying a house. Why not forgo the debt and live under a bridge? Or buy a much smaller house? The questions presume you MUST enter into debt. Bah humbug!

You Are Okay With Money

You're about average with money, which means you probably don't have a lot of it.
Your instincts tell you to stay out of debt and spend wisely...
But you don't always listen to your instincts!
With a little more effort, you could have a nice little nest egg. You just have to control your spending.

Are You Good With Money?

5. When is the last time you actually were told what your credit score actually is? Many moons ago. I have no credit to speak of.

6. Do you think that learning what your score would be would be likely to make you change anything you’re doing with money? Nope. Poverty dictates what I do with money, not arbitrary ratings.


Kat said...

1. I'm looking for a job now, and have been for several weeks (I'm still employed at this hellhole), so I guess that means if I left today I'd be unemployed for a while.

2. Less than 10.

3. We moved out of state, so not a factor.

4. According to the quiz I'm okay with money. I certainly could use more of it, but I'm not willing to live more frugally than I am now.

5. When we bought our house a few months ago.

6. No. We have excellent credit.


Kat said...

These answers were brought to you by the number 4 as evidenced by its presence at the bottom of my comment.

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