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 ______.”

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Jun 12, 2019
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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 tim@ngpf.org). 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%

Questions:

  • 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.