You and your guy (or dream guy) may be perfect for each other in lots of ways: your hobbies, your taste in music, and (of course) your dashing good looks. But when it comes to money, how do you match up? Take our quiz to find out!
If I’m going shopping…
A) I’m hitting up the sale racks.
B) Money ain’t a thang.
C) I try to spend my money wisely — but treat myself on occasion. Hey, I’m worth it!
I just got out of work, and I’m starving! I normally…
A) Go home and cook. A bag of pasta and my favorite marinara go a long way!
B) Grab my buddies and hit the town for food and drinks. Who has time to cook?
C) Raid my fridge or grab a quick bite to eat from the falafel stand near by.
Someday, I would love to settle down….
A) Anywhere affordable! I hear you can find apartments for $400 a month in the ‘burbs.
B) In a huge house or apartment with a walk-in closet…and a maid.
C) As long as it’s safe, nice, and reasonably priced — when can I move in??
It’s Pay Day! Time to celebrate by…
A) Depositing the check into my savings account. Those student loans aren’t going to pay themselves!
B) Making a list and heading down to the mall. Time for a shopping spree!
C) Paying rent and cable and then stashing the rest in savings…after treating myself to some hard-earned fro-yo.
I need a vacation…
A) But I can’t bear to watch all that money go down the drain! Stay-cation, anyone?
B) And I’ve never been to Vegas. First round’s on me!
C) So I’m finding a cheap flight and going to visit my friend in South Beach. No need to pay for a hotel when you can stay for free!
It’s finally the weekend! You’ll most likely find me…
A) At home watching a rom-com with my friends and baking my fav cookies. I guess you can say I’m low-key.
B) At the bar down the street. I have an open tab tonight, and they have half-off appetizers!
C) At home or out somewhere fun. I love dressing up and hitting the town with my friends, but sometimes a gal’s gotta take it easy!
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If you answered mostly A‘s:
Your ideal guy: He should be a gentleman, and thoughtful enough that he doesn’t need to spend loads of cash to make you happy. Your ideal guy is someone who makes you cherish the little things about your life and your relationship. Hey, love is priceless!
Your money style: Your motto is, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” You’re financially responsible and paving the way for a lifetime of security. But remember: it doesn’t hurt to treat yourself once in a while! A fresh tube of lipstick or casual dinner out is a nice way to reward yourself without derailing your savings plan.
If you answered mostly B‘s:
Your ideal guy: He better be a moneymaker, because you’ve got some expensive tastes! You need a guy who is adventurous, outgoing…and ready to spend some dough. Of course, sweet nothing’s are great and all…but they just can’t compare to how much you like shiny things.
Your money style: Your motto is, “Money ain’t a thang!” We get it: who doesn’t want to live the life? But if you want to build a solid foundation of your own, you need to slow down the spending. Prioritize your most important “needs” (rent, loans, and bills) followed by “wants” (gym membership, clothes) and then “wishes” (that walk-in closet). Take care of all of the first and maybe a few of the second, and then build your savings for the third down the road.
If you answered mostly C‘s:
Your ideal guy: You’re looking for that complete balance in your guy: brains, looks, and responsibility (just like you!). He’ll occasionally come home with flowers, or a small gift to surprise you. You don’t expect this from your guy, but appreciate him when it happens. He knows how to have fun just hanging out at home but is always up for a spontaneous night out.
Your money style: Your motto is, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Keep up the good work! You have a good grip on making financial decisions, and know how to balance saving with the occasional treat.