Getting on the right path for tomorrow is easier when you know where you are today.

Taking our self-assessment quiz can help you evaluate your strengths and challenges as you examine your attitudes about money and generosity. It's one way to gauge your progress to being wise with money.

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1.
Tithing (giving 10 percent) is an important part of how I manage my money.
2.
My trust is in God and not in myself.
3.
In my neighborhood, we help each other out when someone needs a hand.
4.
My work-life blend is about perfect.
5.
It is important for me to understand what God is calling me to do.
6.
My life has a clear sense of purpose.
7.
Having money helps me take control of my life.
8.
I don't spend as much time with my family and friends as they'd like me to.
9.
I just don't have time to help others; I have enough trouble taking care of myself.
10.
I pray about the big decisions in my life.
11.
What I've earned is mine to do with as I please.
12.
I give back to my community.
13.
I don't often worry about the future. I take each day as it comes.
14.
God meets my needs.
15.
The only way I'll ever be successful is if I win the lottery.
16.
I would rather have a meaningful job that pays enough than a less meaningful job that pays more.
17.
I give to people in need, even if I barely have enough myself.
18.
It's hard for me to be content with what I have.
19.
Deepening my relationship with God helps me feel peaceful about my future.
20.
People who are busy shouldn't be expected to volunteer.
21.
Most weekends, I end up helping a friend or family member with something.
22.
I don't mind when a friend stops by uninvited.
23.
I have used vacation time to help others.
24.
If I won the lottery, I'd give most of the money away because I already have enough.
25.
I would rather have good friends than lots of money.
26.
I track how well I'm doing based on successes I have in my life.
27.
I would rather be alone than have to listen to other people's problems.
28.
I am confident in God's love for me.
29.
Having enough money is how I define whether I'm successful or not.
30.
I regularly take time to reflect and seek God's wisdom in my life.
31.
Deep down, I wish I had some of the nice things that other people have.
32.
I don't like to let other people use my stuff.
33.
If I had a lot of money, I wouldn't answer to anyone.
34.
I need a lot of lead time when it comes to scheduling things with my family and friends.
35.
I am comfortable with what I have and what I give away.
36.
With enough money, I could make sure that life goes the way I want it to.
37.
I feel dissatisfied when I can't buy an item I really want.
38.
I worry a lot about not having enough.
39.
I like to be in control.
40.
I can never seem to have quite enough money for myself.
41.
There's enough for everyone.
42.
It's hard for me to accept help from others.
43.
It's not that important for others to see me as successful.
44.
Sometimes I buy stuff I don't really need and then regret it later.
45.
Money can buy the important things in life.
46.
I don't think about money unless it's running short.
47.
I find it difficult to live in the moment.
48.
I would be happier if my salary went up by 25 percent.
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More than 9,400 people across the United States participated in various stages of research conducted to develop this tool. The assessment was developed using two statistical procedures – multiple regression analysis and factor analysis – to narrow an original list of 300 assessment statements to the 48 best questions to help you gauge your money mindset. The design and testing of each item was carefully conducted by a team of Thrivent Financial researchers, supplemented by advice from Dr. Daniel Ariely and his team at Duke University, who brought renowned expertise on the relationship between choice and money.