Klontz Money Script Inventory

This 32-item assessment identifies your money beliefs and attitudes. The results will be emailed to you, and your email address and responses will remain confidential.

Please indicate how strongly you agree with the following statements using the following scale:

1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = disagree a little, 4 = agree a little, 5 = agree, and 6 = strongly agree

strongly disagree

1. People should work for their money and not be given financial handouts.

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2. It is extravagant to spend money on oneself.

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3. Money corrupts people.

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4. You can never have enough money.

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5. Your self-worth equals your net worth.

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6. It is hard to be poor and happy.

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7. You should always look for the best deal before buying something, even if it takes more time.

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8. Things would get better if I had more money.
9. If something is not considered the "best," it is not worth buying.
10. People get rich by taking advantage of others.
11. Money buys freedom.
13. Money should be saved not spent.
14. It is wrong to ask others how much money they have or make.
15. Money would solve all my problems.

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12. The less money you have, the better life is.
16. Rich people are greedy.
17. Being rich means you no longer fit in with old friends and family.
18. Poor people are lazy.
19. You should not tell others how much money you have or make.
20. I do not deserve money.
21. It is important to save for a rainy day.
22. Most poor people do not deserve to have money.
23. I will not buy something unless it is new (e.g., car, house).

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24. It is hard to be rich and be a good person.
25. You can have love or money, but not both.
26. I would be a nervous wreck if I did not have money saved for an emergency.
27. More money will make you happier.
28. I do not deserve a lot of money when others have less than me.
29. Money is power.
30. Good people should not care about money.
31. Money is what gives life meaning.

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Thanks for submitting!

Source: Taylor, C. D., Klontz, B., & Britt, S. L. (2016). Reliability and Convergent Validity of the Klontz Money Script Inventory-Revised (KMSI-R). Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 2.