Question of the Day Marathon – Day 1

August 1, 2006

Folks, it’s August 1st and that means it is time to kick off the Question of the Day Marathon. I’m hosting Day 1. Tomorrow’s Question of the Day will be hosted by Caustic Musings. You can see the complete schedule below my Question of the Day, which is:

If your budget required you to give up something that you like because you just didn’t have enough money to cover your expenses, what would that be?

Of course it depends on how bad things were, but I could give up cable TV. Of course I don’t have cable TV yet, but will be signing up before football season starts! Other things we could do is cut back on our eating out, and reign in our spending on clothing.

Here’s the Question of the Day Marathon schedule:


Day

Date

Host

Question of the Day

01

08/01/2006

AllFinancialMatters

If your budget required you
to give up something that you
like because you just didn’t
have enough money to cover your
expenses, what would that be?

02

08/02/2006

Caustic Musings

What is the weekly average
cost per person for
food in your household,
including groceries, snacks
and eating out?

03

08/03/2006

The Investimist

What was the last
thing that you splurged
on that you didn’t
really need?

04

08/04/2006

Experiments
in Finance

How many credit cards
do you have and
what’s their combined
credit limit?

05

08/07/2006

Free Money Finance

Which is more important
to financial success:
saving money or
making your income as
high as possible?

06

08/08/2006

Single Mom &
Money

In terms of your
annual gross salary,
what percentage do you save?
Are you happy with
that amount or do you
think you could do better?

07

08/09/2006

Young and
Broke

If you had $10,000,
one day, and one store
to spend it in,
what store would you choose?

08

08/10/2006

Savvy Saver

If you had to pinpoint
the one financial decision
(good or bad) that put you
on the path to where
you are now, what would it be?
If you could do it over,
would you change your decision?

09

08/11/2006

Young Finance Guy

What do you consider
an expensive night out?

10

08/14/2006

Money Dummy

What’s the most unusual, quirky,
or bizarre thing involving
money that’s happened
to you personally?

11

08/15/2006

Steve Braun

What percentage of financial success
comes from “financial skills” and
what percentage comes from
“character?”

12

08/16/2006

Mighty Bargain Hunter

What’s the best deal
that you’ve ever gotten
in a store?

13

08/17/2006

Journey to
Financial Freedom

Do you have any side
income other than
your paychecks?

14

08/18/2006

PennyFoolish

What are your vices?

15

08/21/2006

Consumerism
Commentary

While growing up, what
were you taught about personal
money management by your
immediate family and surroundings?

16

08/22/2006

No Credit Needed

What was the very first thing
you purchased using credit?
What was the very last thing
you purchased using credit?

17

08/23/2006

mapgirl’s Fiscal
Challenge

How much of a balance
do you leave on your
checking account(s)?

18

08/24/2006

Chipping Away

If tomorrow you were to suddenly
find yourself unemployed,
what would your action plan
be and how much trouble do
you feel you’d be in?

19

08/25/2006

Udandi & the
Craft of Money

What is your hobby and
how much money do you
spend on it?

20

08/28/2006

Money &
Values

Do you involve your values
in your money decisions?

21

08/29/2006

Pragmatic Finance

What factors affected the
career you chose?
Was it purely about the pay
or were there other aspects that
influenced the decision?

22

08/30/2006

City Girl’s
Financial Blog

In the past 24 hours,
what have you done in
relation to money?

23

08/31/2006

Get Rich Slowly

What does money
mean to you?

56 responses to Question of the Day Marathon – Day 1

  1. I have not to give up I already gave everything up I am at proverty level already No Starbucks, No Snacks, No New Cereals (We eat whatever old cereal we have and oatmeal), No Clothing Used or New, No Movies Out, No New DVDs, No New Electronics, etc…The one thing I would never ever give up no matter what is donating to my favorite causes/charities no one should make that a choice no matter what, your most likely better off then someone else.

  2. My wife’s cigarettes!

  3. The first thing to go would be my race weekends. It’s an expensive hobby…..

  4. I would give up going out to eat (even though I don’t eat out much) and up the amount of Ramen Noodles that I eat. :-)

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