Here is an interesting little quiz from Checkfree, a popular provider of online bill-paying software. It’s basically about how you handle money. My results: 63.6% Controller, 18.2% Traditionalist, Trend Setter 9.1%, Adventurer 9.1%. I think I’m actually even more controlling, but I rent and I hate doing my taxes so I put it off.
There is a little form at the end (I put in junk) and then they give you some “strategies” to help your finances, which look a lot like company-sponsored links to me. I suupose it’s worth a read. There were a couple of sites I’ve never heard of before, however, such as ThinkGlink.
Here are their Controller Traits:
Controllers are all about balance. Your checkbook doesn?t have a penny out of place. Bills are paid promptly. Credit cards are convenient, but you keep close tabs on what you buy, and pay everything that?s due each month. Paying finance charges are out of the question!
Mortgage payments? You?re quick to refinance whenever the rates drop low enough to make it worth your while. Investing is central to the way a Controller looks at money. You have an IRA and 401(k) and have mapped out a reasonable path to paying for your children?s education. Your family?s future is carefully mapped out. And that?s a source of real pride for you.
Pretty much correct for me, besides the mortgage stuff. It’s interesting (worrying?) that I know people on the other end of the scale as well. So, what your Money Mind?