Final QoD for 2018-19: What was the #1 answer in a survey given to 1,000 adult respondents who were asked to complete this phrase "If I had a million dollars, I would ______.”

Jun 12, 2019
Question of the Day

Well we did it! Over 150 questions later, we come to the culminating question of the 2018-19 school year. Want to warm my heart? Take a moment and ping me your favorite QoD from this year (send to I'm always interested in hearing which ones caught your students' attention. We'll get that QoD pipeline revving again in early August. Until then, have a relaxing and joyful summer and hope to see you at one of our FinCamp + or Virtual PD offerings! 

Answer (based on survey of 1,000 adults from Charles Schwab):

  • Spend it (54%)
  • Pay off debt (28%)
  • Invest it (23%)
  • Save it (21%)
  • Donate it (7%)

Respondents allowed to provide more than one answer which is why totals are greater than 100%


  • What would you do with a million dollars? 
  • Whatever you decide to do with the money, would you act immediately or wait to make your decision? Explain. 
  • What have you learned in this class that will improve your financial situation? 
  • What was your favorite question of the day this year? 

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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.