Figure out your financial personality to make more balanced choices.
Financial decisions are made based on emotion a lot more often than you may think. Some people fall into decision-making patterns that begin at a young age or follow in the footsteps of family habits. Being aware of whether you are typically spending freely or saving for a rainy day is important to make better, more balanced financial decisions that help you to reach those long-term goals.
Are you the type of person who knows exactly how much change is in your pocket or wallet, shops grocery sales with coupons and does not buy clothing unless it needs to be replaced? Or are you one who likes to be first in line to dine at a new restaurant, orders daily Starbucks and considers paying off your credit card a long-term pipe dream? While many people are somewhere in between spender and saver, it is important to understand your financial personality.
The Spender Personality
If you are a spender, you likely are carefree and focused on the present. You may not experience any guilt from making unnecessary purchases. You likely find spending fun and may have a sense of pride around buying items. You may also be spending to fill time or a deeper need.
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The Saver Personality
If you are a saver, you likely believe being frugal is the right thing to do. You may go to great lengths to save and not waste. You may also get stressed out by spending decisions and have trouble spending money, and therefore forego worthwhile experiences that could bring happiness.
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Finding BALANCE Between Spender and Saver
The goal is not necessarily shifting spenders to savers or vice versa. But realistically, your goal should be a healthy balance that allows you to enjoy life while planning and preparing for the future you envision. Money and spending should not be pain points. Being mindful of your actions, emotions and intentions regarding money can help make for a more financially successful future.
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