In every relationship there comes a time when the big M word comes up. No, not marriage; we’re talking money. Sometimes money is a non-issue—two people just work well together when it comes to spending, saving, etc. But sometimes it seems like a chore to simply buy dinner. Why? Because different people have different spending habits, or “money personalities,” as The Money Couple say.
According to the Money Couple, there are five money personality types, and everybody is some combination of the two. They even have a quick quiz you can take to figure it out, if you can’t tell just by glancing at our nifty chart.
Remember, admitting there is a problem is the first step. Or is it asking is half the battle? The problem is half the battle? Well, you know what we mean. Once you realize that the problem isn’t you or your partner, but simply that you have different spending habits, you can talk about it like grownups, rather than screaming and throwing things. We’ve all been there, right? Right guys?
Anyway, we hope this chart has been helpful to all of you couples out there. With all of the time and energy you’ll save by getting along, now maybe you can finally go out on a nice date. Just talk about the budget beforehand :o)
Do you have any advice for couples with different spending habits? Any happy or horror stories you’d like to share? Leave your comment below!
Sources: TheMoneyCouple.com, Quizzle.com, WoMoney.com
This guest post was written by the team from MangoMoney.