ON TAKING THE FIRST STEP TOWARD UNDERSTANDING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY.
You are about to discover your best self through the science of your Money Personalities. Our research proves that when you discover, understand, and develop the strengths of your two Money Personalities, the effect on you and your relationships is transformational.
When you lead with your Spender/Saver Model you are able to have more impact, self assurance, and confidence.
The key is to not change who you are, but rather to accept it, love it, and grow it! Again, welcome. Let’s dive into learning how to be the best you, that you can be!
NOW LET’S PIECE EM’ TOGETHER
You’re Primarily A Spender
AS A SPENDER, YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE CAN BE SUMMARIZED AS “USE IT OR LOSE IT.” YOU MAKE THINGS HAPPEN BY SPENDING ON YOURSELF AND OTHERS, AND ARE OFTEN GENEROUS.
Spenders are carefree with their money. They aren’t concerned about how much money they spend or who they spend it on. They aren’t necessarily rich – we know spenders who can do some serious damage shopping at the dollar store. Spenders just like spending.
AS A SPENDER:
A person who gets a thrill from a purchase, whether it’s for themselves or others.
CHALLENGES SPENDERS MAY COME ACROSS:
You’re not worried about getting a good deal.
HOW SPENDERS MAKE MONEY DECISIONS:
By acting quickly on a purchase.
HOW SPENDERS MAKE LIFE DECISIONS:
Being carefree and loving to take care of others.
Ready to move quickly on a purchase.
- OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE TAKEN THE ASSESSMENT HAVE A PRIMARY SPENDER PERSONALITY.
Your Secondary Is saver
AS A SAVER, YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE CAN BE SUMMARIZED AS “A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED.” YOU MAKE THINGS HAPPEN BY GETTING THE BEST DEAL AND YOU CAN OFTEN BE THRIFTY.
The challenge for Savers is to see money as a means to an end, not the end itself.
Savers rarely spend impulsively. They’ll scour the internet for deals, figure out how to save money on a vacation, and make sure they have the money in hand before making a purchase. They avoid credit card debt like the plague. Savers hate paying interest or accruing debt. They want every bill PAID OFF.
AS A SAVER:
You are trustworthy and organized with your money.
CHALLENGES SAVERS MAY COME ACROSS:
You can obsess over money.
HOW SAVERS MAKE MONEY DECISIONS:
By rarely spending compulsively.
HOW SAVERS MAKE LIFE DECISIONS:
By searching for a good deal.
As a Saver, you are very careful with your money. You don’t like to part with it unless it is absolutely necessary or there is a sale involved. Additionally, you enjoy finding discounts for your friends and family.
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- OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE TAKEN THE ASSESSMENT HAVE A SECONDARY SAVER PERSONALITY.
Being a Spender/Saver can be complicated. You have frequent internal money conflict. One side of your brain is saying “Spend, Spend, Spend,” and the other side of your brain is saying “Save, Save, Save.” You’re not alone. There are many people who have this same Money Personality Combination. Here’s a scenario you may come up against:
Let’s say you need a new suit for a wedding you will be attending. Your Spender Money Personality’s first thought is, “There is a great specialty store downtown – I will get it there.” Then your Saver pops in and says, “I know, I can go online and find out where the sales and discounts are. I don’t need to get one at the specialty shop.” Here’s where the clash comes in. On one hand, you want to get the suit and are willing to go anywhere (Spender). On the other hand, you don’t want to spend the money, and need the best deal. (Saver)
YOU HAVE AN
But, what is that? An Opposite Dynamic is the internal conflict so many of us face when our two Money Personalities CLASH.
THE MONEY PERSONALITIES ARE SPLIT INTO TWO CLASSIFICATIONS:
Make serious money decisons, often have anxiety over purchases, and see money as the end itself (not a means to an end).
More likely to make impulsive money decisions, don’t often have anxiety over spending, and view money as a means to an end.
Your Core Characteristics
Live in the moment: Focused on the now, and willing to spend to make life a blast!
Love to buy things for other people: Receive joy from helping others and giving gifts.
Get a thrill from the purchase: Price doesn’t matter; it’s the pure fun of buying that drives the Spender.
Get a genuine rush from saving money: It’s a source of pride: getting something you wanted, for less.
Are organized, responsible, and trustworthy when it comes to finance: For the most part, a Saver won’t spontaneously throw money at things.
Rarely spend impulsively: Research. Research. Research. Savers like to plan and have a whole picture put together before spending any money.
Avoid credit card debt like it’s the plague: Savers hate paying interest and accruing debt. They want to pay off all bills right away.
Impractical: Most impulsive buyers. No list = No limits. Research isn’t a priority: if it’s there and Spenders want it, they’re getting it.
Non-communicative: Since Spenders don’t think much on purchases, this leads to lack of communication through big purchases. Can come across as secretive/sneaky.
Filled with regret: Sometimes Spenders get so carried away with the thrill that they forget about the actual money aspect.
A budget breaker: There can be great intention behind creating a budget, but ultimately, they find it hard to stick to.
Joy stealer: A Saver’s resistance to spending money can suck the fun out of everything.
Overly focused on financial goals: Going hand in hand with joy stealing, sometimes Savers have such firm financial goals that it’s hard for them to let loose and enjoy life for what it is.
Cheap: It’s hard to part with money if you’re a Saver, and you can come off as cheap or even selfish.
In A Relationship
A Spender can be a great partner because they’ll never let finances get in the way of truly living life to its fullest. The challenge for the Spender is to respect the money expectations of their spouse, especially if they are a Saver.
Savers can be great partners because they are careful about spending and usually spend wisely. The challenge is for them to see money as a means to an end, not the end itself.