Here’s how Consumerist readers responded to a poll about how they go about setting their personal budgets:
Interesting that the “auto-everything and forget about it” is followed closely by “budgets are for the weak.” We also expected more responses for the choice involving eagles and surgical instruments.
In the end, it seems a “set up a good system, let it run, and get on with your life” approach is still the most popular.
Even still, could it be that consumers who don’t take the time to set up a good budget are more likely to become enraged when something goes wrong with their products that they perhaps cannot truly afford, and thus more likely to visit a site like The Consumerist? Hmm… — BEN POPKEN