Like any office, we also have our resident financial sadist — Professor Calculus. Very much like Tintin’s geeky, absent-minded professor, our Prof C is a nerd. He loves financial planning, and has been seeking an opportunity to test his wits against yours. “I’m sure they don’t even know the difference between saving and investment,” he said.
Well, here’s your chance to prove him wrong. Play this little game and see where you stand in fiscal fitness.
This is not a game of strategy or of chance — it’s purely a test of knowledge. (Hint: All the answers can be found in this and the past 26 issues of MONEY TODAY in our archives). All questions can be answered with a simple 'Yes' or a 'No'. Ready? Scroll down slowly and play the quiz. No cheating!
You get 1 point for a Yes and 0 for a No.
6 points: Yes, you know the basics of financial planning. On to the next section
3-5: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…Read a little more before you move on
0-3: You’ll do well to read the past issues of MONEY TODAY (take a subscription, while you’re at it)
Give yourself 1 point for a Yes and 0 for a No.
4 points: Ok, you’ve got a good grasp of your finances. Let’s see how you fare in the next section
2-3 : Not quite there yet, are you? But give the next section a shot...you might do better than you think
0-1: Hmm...After subscribing, you may want to go and read up all there is on the MONEY TODAY site — instant knowledge, so to speak
Give yourself 1 point for a No and 0 for a Yes.
6 points: On a roll, aren’t you? The next section should get you
3-5: You’re getting there, slowly.
0-3: You’re obviously not our regular reader, are you?
Give yourself 1 point for a Yes, 0 for a No.
4 points: Congratulations! (Are you a financial planner, by any chance?)
2-3: You’ll do — if you read this magazine a little more carefully!
0-1: What can we say? Better luck next time!