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QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Spender?

There are two kinds of people in the world.

WHETHER WE LIKE it or not, our finances directly affect how we feel at any given moment.

Skip the work drinks? Drop the daily latte? Or do these little pleasures mean more to you than the money you spend?

Let’s find out where you fall on the saver/splurger spectrum. We’re going to put some hypothetical scenarios to you, and you tell us how you would be most likely to act…

(Psst – and do let us know in the comments section about you feel about your results.)

1. You slept through your alarm, meaning you're in a mad dash for work and won't make your usual means of transport. It's raining and the walk is not appealing. Do you...
Hail a taxi coming down the road. No doubt.
Ah, just walk. Sure I won't melt.
2. It's Saturday night and you're hitting the town like a tonne of bricks. How do you make sure you stay on budget?
Rounds have a way of evening themselves out. Can't put a price on a good time.
I just take out enough cash for the night and leave my debit at home.
3. You're hosting a dinner party for close friends - and you've promised to cook your signature dish, which demands a lot of diverse ingredients. How do you prepare?
Grab 'em all in the nearest supermarket the night before.
Plan my week and get bits in the market, the butchers, budget shops and so on.
4. And now for sunhats and sangria. When it comes to jetting off on holidays, what's your main tactic for getting a good deal?
Last minute deals. Can't beat spontaneity.
Planning far in advance to make sure I get the best prices.
5. Which of these best sums up your attitude to big displays of affection for loved ones - like Christmas presents, engagements, etc?
Go big and spoil them. You can't take it with you.
Love is about how you act, not material things.
6. You've been enlisted to buy a tricycle for your niece's birthday and the party is this weekend. How do you tackle the task?
Scour places online for the best deal. It doesn't really matter if it arrives late if she gets the best one.
Hop into the local toy shop and grab one with pink tassles.
7. It's bonus time at work. Congrats! What do you do with the unexpected windfall?
Save it and pretend I never got it.
Treat myself a bit.
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You got... Saver!
You're a wise one. Fair play. Splurging might feel good, but growing a little nest egg feels great. There's nothing you like better than a good deal in the long run.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You got... A little bit of both!
You've got both a spender and a splurger inside you, battling it out and just drawing even. You know when to spend your cash and when to tuck it away - so you'll appreciate a long-term good deal.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You got... Splurger!
Hey, you can't take it with you when you die, right? If you were to save some cash on bills, you'd probably spend it on having a good time. Just something to think about.
Share your result:

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