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Weigh in on important money management and financial literacy topics, and view poll archives and results here.



Is prom spending out of control?

Yes, teens and parents spend too much


No, spending increase is appropriate


Total votes: 130

What is the greatest money lesson you learned in 2014?

How much do you plan to spend this Valentine’s Day?

How much money do you plan to save in 2015?

What is your holiday shopping budget this year?

What is your Thanksgiving dinner budget this year?

How much do you plan to spend on your Halloween costume?

How much have you saved this year so far?

When are you starting back-to-school shopping?

New grads: What are your immediate plans?

What is your budget for summer travel?

What is your favorite educational resource for financial literacy?

What are your financial spring cleaning plans?

Poll Question: When do you plan to file your 2014 tax return?

Which resource do you use to manage your money?

What are your financial goals for the New Year?

How much do you plan to spend on holiday gifts this season?

How much do you plan to spend on your Thanksgiving meal this year?

How much money are you spending on Halloween this year?

How much did the Tooth Fairy leave your kids in 2013?

How much will you spend on back-to-school expenses?

How much have you saved for college?

How much are you planning to spend on summer travel?

Is prom spending out of control?

How much will your family spend on prom in 2013?

Have you filed your 2012 tax return yet?

How much do you plan to spend on Valentine's Day?

Have you planned a budget for 2013?

If your holiday buying is not complete, how many more gifts do you need to purchase the last week of shopping?

Are you concerned about the specific financial challenges women face globally?

How much do you plan to spend on Halloween this year?

Parents, how much does the Tooth Fairy give your child for each lost tooth?

Parents, how much are you planning to spend on back-to-school shopping this fall?

Are college students taking on so much debt that college is no longer worth the cost?

What do you think is the greatest challenge for high school graduates?

How thorough was your money management education in high school?

How are you going to use your tax return dollars?

Have you ever bought an annuity?

Parents, have you taken measures to protect your child from identity theft?

Educators, which Practical Money Skills resource do you most often use?

Have you ever been a victim of identity theft?

Do you have the appropriate amount of life insurance?

How often do you check your credit score?

How many minutes a day do you watch videos on your computer, tablet or phone?

How much does the Tooth Fairy leave your kids?

How much did you spend on back-to-school supplies?

Have high gas prices influenced your summer travel plans?

Job seekers, how long have you been looking for work?

How much did you spend on prom this year?

Would you research the costs of having a child before conceiving or adopting?

Have you prepared your taxes yet?

Do you listen to finance news on the radio?

Have you ever started your own business?

Do you have a good credit score?

Do you have holiday gift budget?

Do you have a budget for Halloween?

Do you play educational video games?

Do you have a back-to-school budget?

Graduates, have you found a job in your field?

Is there cash for exercise in your budget?

Are you starting a second career?

Do you have an Emergency Fund?

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

Where did you learn basic money skills?

How often do you review your credit report?

Do you currently follow a household budget?

Do you currently have a will in place?

What type of mortgage do you have on your home?

Do you still use a checkbook?

Has the economy affected your vacation plans?

With record job losses this year, how concerned are you about employment?

Should financial literacy be a high school graduation requirement?

How much debt do you carry?

If you had no income, how long would your current savings last?

Is financial literacy education mandatory in your state?

If you had an extra $500, what would you do with it?

Do you think playing games in the classroom is a good idea?

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