Money Discussion Questions

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  1. How would you describe your relationship with money?
  2. How do you manage your personal budget?
  3. How did you spend your first salary? (if you’ve had one) How will you when you get a ‘real job’?
  4. What three things do you spend the most money on?
  5. How do you feel about borrowing or lending money? How often do you do either?
  6. Do you ever gamble?  Have you ever won or lost a lot of money?  
  7. How (and by whom) is money managed in your family?
  8. Did  your parents discuss financial details with you?  Do you(will you) with your children?
  9. Do you (will you) support your parents financially?
  10. Will you expect your children to support you financially?
  11. How important are financial considerations in choosing a partner/deciding to get married?
  12. Do you have any marriage-related savings plan?
  13. How and why do you think men and women have different attitudes toward money?
  14. How is your attitude toward money different than your partner, parents, or grandparents?
  15. Do you know anyone who is obsessed with money?  How so?
  16. How much money would you need to have in the bank to stop ‘worrying’ about money?
  17. In what ways are you a ‘tightwad’ (thrifty, stingy, cheap person)?
  18. In what ways are you a ‘spendthrift’ (generous, extravagant person, big spender)?
  19. How much money has been spent on your education?  Has it been worth it?
  20. Do you think your wealth will determine how happy you are in life?

Vocabulary

  • spendthrift
  • tightwad
  • lend
  • extravagant
  • borrow
  • loan
  • make ends meet
  •  just scrape by
  • can’t afford it
  • money’s tight
  • I’m broke
  • he’s loaded
  • It cost an arm and a leg
  • go Dutch
  • withdraw
  • deposit
  • budget

Assignment:   You must spend ‎$5,000 in the next 48 hours. In your class discussion space, post links to the things you’d like to buy along with short descriptions of why. 

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