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Personal Finance
By Jon Zajac

As someone who is passionate about personal finance, I believe that incorporating related icebreaker questions into events can be a fun and engaging way to help people connect with each other and learn something new. Personal Finance-themed “This or That” questions can be especially effective in creating a sense of community around financial literacy and money management.

How to incorporate Personal Finance themed This or That questions

To incorporate Personal Finance-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to personal finance topics such as budgeting, investing, saving, credit scores, and financial goals. Make sure the questions are relevant and accessible to your audience’s knowledge level and interests.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about personal finance to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a workshop on budgeting or investing or create a resource center with brochures and handouts on various personal finance topics.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Personal Finance-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Budgeting: Ask questions related to budgeting strategies, tools, and best practices (e.g., “What is your favorite budgeting app?” or “How do you prioritize your spending?”).

  • Investing: Ask questions about investment strategies, risks, and returns (e.g., “Do you prefer stocks or real estate for investing?” or “What is your risk tolerance when it comes to investing?”).

  • Saving: Ask questions about saving habits, goals, and challenges (e.g., “What is your biggest savings challenge?” or “How do you stay motivated to save?”).

  • Credit scores: Ask questions about credit score basics, benefits, and drawbacks (e.g., “Why is a good credit score important?” or “What is the best way to improve your credit score?”).

  • Financial goals: Ask questions that help people clarify and prioritize their financial goals (e.g., “What is your top financial goal for the next year?” or “How do you balance short-term vs long-term financial priorities?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Personal Finance-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community around financial literacy. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Personal Finance themed This or That questions

  1. Buy or lease a car?
  2. Rent or buy a home?
  3. Fixed or adjustable rate mortgage?
  4. Save or invest?
  5. Pay off debt or save for emergencies?
  6. Pay off debt with highest interest rate or lowest balance?
  7. Traditional or Roth IRA?
  8. Mutual funds or exchange-traded funds?
  9. Active or passive investing?
  10. Index funds or individual stocks?
  11. Term or whole life insurance?
  12. High deductible or low deductible health insurance?
  13. Buy or rent a vacation home?
  14. Pay off student loans or invest?
  15. Pay off mortgage early or invest?
  16. Public or private college?
  17. Save for retirement or children’s education?
  18. Small purchases with cash or credit card?
  19. Cook at home or eat out?
  20. Buy generic or brand name products?
  21. Buy used or new?
  22. DIY or hire professionals?
  23. Invest in real estate or stocks?
  24. Credit score or credit report?
  25. Credit limit or interest rate?
  26. Credit monitoring or credit freeze?
  27. Pay off full balance or minimum payment on credit card?
  28. Monthly budget or annual budget?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.