How close to the brink are you now?MoneySaving Poll Results

Poll Started 26 January 2009:

How close to the brink are you?

Three months ago we first did this poll... then recession was on its way. Now it's here. Have things changed?

On a scale of nought to nine, how near the financial edge are you?

Which of these is nearest your situation?


0 No problem. No matter what.811 votes (6 %)
1 Itíd need to be extreme before we felt it.1,719 votes (12 %)
2 Mostly fine, even through recession.2,909 votes (20 %)
3 A few minor tweaks should see us through.1,965 votes (13 %)
4 We'll ride it out, if we tighten our belts2,174 votes (15 %)
5 Itíll be tough, but we should survive.2,219 votes (15 %)
6 Itíll be a real struggle, even if we take all precautions.1,218 votes (8 %)
7 Itís fifty-fifty if weíll make it.815 votes (6 %)
8 Itís very likely weíll go under. 440 votes (3 %)
9 My finances are irreparable (looking at repossession/bankruptcy).416 votes (3 %)

                   14,686 votes received.

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