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POLL: How Financially Independent Are You As A Twentysomething?

See how you compare with your peers when it comes to $$$.

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Notes:

1. Please only take this poll if you're in your 20s! No trolling.
2. "Parents" is used here in the plural, but it's used in the general sense to mean either one or both of your parents or another relative or caretaker.

  1. 1. What's your cell phone situation?

    I'm on a family plan and my parents pay for my cell phone
    I'm on a family plan and I send my parents money for my share
    I have my own plan but my parents pay for it sometimes/all the time
    I have my own plan that I pay for

POLL: How Financially Independent Are You As A Twentysomething?

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1. What's your cell phone situation?
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    I'm on a family plan and my parents pay for my cell phone
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    I'm on a family plan and I send my parents money for my share
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    I have my own plan but my parents pay for it sometimes/all the time
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    I have my own plan that I pay for
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  1. 2. What about your rent?

    I live with my parents and they don't charge me rent
    I live with my parents and I pay them rent
    I live on my own/with roommates but they help me with rent
    I live on my own/with roommates and pay for it myself

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2. What about your rent?
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    I live with my parents and they don't charge me rent
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    I live with my parents and I pay them rent
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    I live on my own/with roommates but they help me with rent
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    I live on my own/with roommates and pay for it myself
  1. 3. Who pays for your car?

    I don't have a car
    I have a car that my parents pay for
    I have a car that I pay for myself
    I have a car and it's a combination

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3. Who pays for your car?
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    I don't have a car
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    I have a car that my parents pay for
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    I have a car that I pay for myself
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    I have a car and it's a combination
  1. 4. If you go on a family vacation, will your parents pay your way?

    Yeah, they'll pay for everything
    They'll pay for part, like maybe my flight
    No, I'll pay my own way

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4. If you go on a family vacation, will your parents pay your way?
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    Yeah, they'll pay for everything
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    They'll pay for part, like maybe my flight
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    No, I'll pay my own way
  1. 5. Who paid for your college?

    My parents paid for my college
    I paid my way through college
    A mix of scholarships, loans and my own money
    A mix of scholarships, loans and my parents' money
    I didn't go to college

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5. Who paid for your college?
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    My parents paid for my college
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    I paid my way through college
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    A mix of scholarships, loans and my own money
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    A mix of scholarships, loans and my parents' money
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    I didn't go to college
  1. 6. Do you have student loans?

    Yes, in my name
    Yes, in my parents' name
    No, I don't have student loans

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6. Do you have student loans?
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    Yes, in my name
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    Yes, in my parents' name
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    No, I don't have student loans
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  1. 7. Who makes your student loan payments?

    I do
    My parents do
    I don't have loans

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7. Who makes your student loan payments?
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    I do
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    My parents do
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    I don't have loans
  1. 8. Do you or did you have a trust fund?

    Yep
    Nope

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8. Do you or did you have a trust fund?
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    Yep
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    Nope
  1. 9. Is the money in your savings account from you or your parents?

    Mostly mine.
    Mostly from my parents.
    Pretty much an equal combination.
    LOL, "savings account"

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9. Is the money in your savings account from you or your parents?
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    Mostly mine.
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    Mostly from my parents.
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    Pretty much an equal combination.
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    LOL, "savings account"
  1. 10. Do you ever ask your parents for money?

    Yes, frequently
    Only when I'm desperate
    Hardly ever
    Never

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10. Do you ever ask your parents for money?
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    Yes, frequently
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    Only when I'm desperate
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    Hardly ever
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    Never
  1. 11. Who pays for your plane tickets home?

    My parents usually do
    I usually do
    I don't live far enough away to have to fly

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11. Who pays for your plane tickets home?
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    My parents usually do
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    I usually do
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    I don't live far enough away to have to fly
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  1. 12. Do your parents pay your credit card bill?

    I have a credit card in their name that they pay for
    I have a credit card in my name but they pay for it
    I have my own credit cards and I pay for them
    I don't own a credit card

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12. Do your parents pay your credit card bill?
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    I have a credit card in their name that they pay for
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    I have a credit card in my name but they pay for it
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    I have my own credit cards and I pay for them
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    I don't own a credit card
  1. 13. If you're married, did your parents pay for your wedding?

    Yes, they paid for all/most of it
    Yes, they paid for some of it
    No, we paid for it ourselves
    I'm not married

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13. If you're married, did your parents pay for your wedding?
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    Yes, they paid for all/most of it
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    Yes, they paid for some of it
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    No, we paid for it ourselves
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    I'm not married
  1. 14. If you work full time, do your parents still help you out?

    I work full time and yes, they help me
    I work full time and they don't help me out
    I work full time and every now and then they do
    I'm not working full time right now

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14. If you work full time, do your parents still help you out?
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    I work full time and yes, they help me
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    I work full time and they don't help me out
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    I work full time and every now and then they do
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    I'm not working full time right now
  1. 15. Who pays your medical bills? (doctors appointments, etc)

    I pay for my medical costs
    My parents help pay for my medical costs

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15. Who pays your medical bills? (doctors appointments, etc)
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    I pay for my medical costs
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    My parents help pay for my medical costs
  1. 16. Who pays for your health insurance?

    My parents do
    I do/my job does
    A mix
    I don't have health insurance

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16. Who pays for your health insurance?
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    My parents do
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    I do/my job does
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    A mix
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    I don't have health insurance
  1. 17. Do your parents buy you clothes?

    Yes, often
    Only if I need something like a suit, for job interviews
    Nah

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17. Do your parents buy you clothes?
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    Yes, often
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    Only if I need something like a suit, for job interviews
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    Nah
  1. 18. Do your parents help you make major purchases (laptop, furniture, etc)?

    Yes, they will pay for it or at least help me
    No, I pay for major purchases myself

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18. Do your parents help you make major purchases (laptop, furniture, etc)?
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    Yes, they will pay for it or at least help me
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    No, I pay for major purchases myself

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