Some people shy away from talking about money or budgets. But then there are other kinds of people (like me) who love personal finance and figuring out how to stretch your money.
When I want to learn about budgeting, spending and investing, I tend to do a lot of research on blogs, podcasts or radio shows. I have regulars that I listen to on a daily or weekly basis, including those from top money magazines and personal-finance gurus.
One tool I just stumbled on that may be of interested to like-minded money people is the Fidelity money personality quiz. It takes less than five minutes, but the questions in this free quiz really make you think about how you feel about money and what you like to do with it.
For example, I got rated a “planner,” which is extremely accurate. I like budgets. I watch every penny when I’m in the store. And I hate to go overboard on any one thing — which the quiz actually reminded me can be a negative. It said planners sometimes need some fun, and I think that is true.
I do not work for Fidelity, but I do use some of its services and I subscribe to its regular newsletter, which is how I found this quiz. I think most people could benefit from some good financial advice, and a free quiz seems like the best way to get some basic information without having to give up any personal data or sign up for a service you may not want (hello, odd Facebook quizzes!).
Click on this link to take the quiz and see how you do. I’m wondering what the other categories are that a person can receive, so let me know if you get something unique. I’ll take Planner for now, but I’m wondering if my methods and savings plans may change in the future.