When it comes to money, are you smarter than average?
Most (70%) describe their own financial smarts as "excellent/good", but only 30% are inclined to say the same about their neighbours.
Another example of Lake Wobegon effect? Probably, particularly when you consider it's pretty tough for the majority of people to be above average when it comes to money issues -- or anything else for that matter.
Nonetheless, most of us seem to believe that we've got the inside track when it comes to finances.
In fact, almost two thirds (65%) think that the average Canadian's level of financial knowledge is "not very good" and needs attention. At the same time, roughly the same percentage (64%) believe that financial literacy, or the lack of it, is a serious issue that requires improvement.
What about you? Do you you think you've got a bit of an edge when it comes to financial issues?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money