Are you worth more than you earn?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Poll Started 26 August 2008:

Are you worth more than you earn?

How does your income compare to your wealth? Are you asset rich and cash poor? Do you earn a lot but own nothing? Or are you just badly in debt?

How to work it out:

  • Wealth: Add all assets (savings, shares, home) and subtract debts (mortgage, loans, credit cards). If your debts are bigger than your assets you have negative wealth (and are in debt overall).


  • Income: Total up the amount you earn in a typical year from salary, interest, pension.
Which of these categories do you fit in?

Results

A. IN DEBT: You owe 21 times your earnings or more. 158 votes (2 %)
B. You owe 16 to 20 times your earnings.   32 votes (0 %)
C. You owe 11 to 15 times your earnings. 58 votes (1 %)
D. You owe 6 to 10 times your earnings. 242 votes (3 %)
E. You owe 2.5 to 5 times your earnings. 677 votes (9 %)
F. You owe 1 to 2.5 times your earnings. 653 votes (9 %)
G. You owe less a yearís earnings. 1,268 votes (17 %)
H. IN CREDIT: Youíre worth less than a yearís earnings. 957 votes (13 %)
I. Youíre worth 1 to 2.5 times your earnings. 957 votes (13 %)
J. Youíre worth 2.5 to 5 times your earnings.1,092 votes (14 %)
K. Youíre worth 6 to 10 times your earnings.706 votes (9 %)
L. Youíre worth 11 to 15 times your earnings. 235 votes (3 %)
M. Youíre worth 16 to 20 times your earnings.160 votes (2 %)
N. Youíre worth 21 times your earnings or more.358 votes (5 %)

                   7,553 votes received.

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