In 2012 I discovered I could embed a simple poll in my posts and I haven’t looked back.
Polls are a great way to anonymously figure out what other people are thinking and how other people are doing. Everything is relative when it comes to personal finance since we all live in one of the most prosperous countries in the world.
Everybody wants to know their position vis a vis another. It’s the reason why the following posts are some of the most popular on Financial Samurai:
In three years I’ve conducted over 80 polls. Almost all of them received over 500 submissions, a dozen received over 1,000 submissions, while a handful rocked the 5,000+ submission level. In other words, these polls are statistically significant for a demographic that enjoys reading about personal finance.