Which egg are you?

Author: ME

Published at: 6/21/2016 3:29:05 PM

 Which Egg

 

 

The way you approach Easter eggs could say a lot about how you manage your money – check out our five varieties of egg lovers to see if any sound like you:

 

  • The smasher: Smashers gleefully smash the hollow egg, rip open the foil and tip the shards of chocolate straight down the hatch. It’s the ultimate in instant gratification but it can be a sign of a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude to money. If you’re a smasher, aim to save just a few bits of your egg for later, and go check your bank account. If it seems like you never have personal savings it may be because you’re throwing caution to the wind with spending.

 

  • The gorger: Gorgers are easily spotted. They wolf down their entire cache of eggs before brunch on Easter Sunday only to spending the rest of the day nursing a queasy tummy amid pledges of “never again”.When it comes to money matters, chances are the gorger’s finances also show signs of excess - like a bloated credit card debt thanks to one-too-many impulse buys. Discipline may not be a gorger’s strong point but aiming to set daily spending limits is a sensible starting point.

 

  • The hoarder: The hoarder gathers their Easter eggs and tucks them away like a squirrel saving nuts for winter, only taking the rarest of nibbles. Hoarders are likely to have a decent stash of cash tucked away. But remember, money can also be used to achieve personal goals. If you’re a hoarder, be prepared to dip into your savings from time to time and enjoy life’s pleasures.

 

  • The foil folder: We all know a foiler – they’re the ones who are more interested in the shiny wrapper than the glorious egg inside. They carefully unravel the foil, smooth it out until it’s crease-free then admire it proud as punch. When it comes to money matters, foilers may be drawn to bank accounts with gimmicky marketing names or shiny short-term deals. If that sounds like you, always look behind the marketing spiel to be sure you’re enjoying good value.

 

  • The savvy saver: This Easter egg lover enjoys a little of their egg now and saves some for later. And it’s an eggcellent approach to money. Putting away a bit for later, that is, delaying gratification, is a cornerstone of healthy money habits. Savvy savers know they can have their egg and eat it too – it’s all about staying focused and committing to some personal savings goals. This Easter share the spirit of renewal. If your money habits are getting the better of you, it could be time to try a new approach to regain control of your cash. Easter may come just once a year but it’s never too late to start sensible money habits.

 

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