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What’s Your Money Style?


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!


This guest post was written by the team from MangoMoney.

3 Comments on What’s Your Money Style?

  1. Benjamin
    July 26, 2011 at 6:10 am (5 years ago)

    I’m not really sure where I stack up on your list. I sometimes border on the obsessive when it comes to budgeting, saving, and paying down debt (before my family and I paid all of our consumer debt off).

    On the other hand, I can be somewhat spontaneuous in other aspects of my financial life (family vacations, etc.).

    Perhaps this is my MO, I’m a tightwad most of the time so that I can be more spontaneous other times…

    Hopefully, these two extremes will equate to a well balanced financial foundation.

    • Fanny
      August 2, 2011 at 10:18 am (5 years ago)

      I feel like I’m between 2 of them too. My husband is the opposite of me so we balance each other out.

  2. T. Thema Martin
    August 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm (5 years ago)

    This chart is funny and right on the money!I used to be a spender until I got in debt and my income serious decreased. I have been a security Seeking Saver for the past 2 years.