The Color of Money— What Does Money Mean to You?
Money values can cause conflict in relationships. Financial issues are among the leading causes of divorce. Stress and health problems can be caused by worry over money. We learn our money values from many sources. What does money mean to you? Test yourself. Check each statement with which you agree. Do not mark statements you disagree with or you are undecided about. Go with your first instinct!
Check the Yellow statements with which you agree:
There’s no need to budget-either you have enough money or you don’t. Worrying about money never helps. If there are financial problems, someone will help. Live from paycheck to paycheck, and don’t worry about it. Keeping track of everything you spend can drive you crazy. It’s not that important to save a lot of money. Why make plans about money? Just wait, and money problems either go away or take care of themselves. You can get by without health insurance if you don’t have a lot of money. Live with confidence in the future and the help of charging items now. Total Yellow check marks (add column)
Check the Green statements with which you agree:
Check the Orange statements with which you agree:
We spend our money on what we care most about. There are a lot of things more important than money. Children should learn not to put a dollar amount on everything. It’s nice to make gifts, even if you can afford to buy them. It’s silly to try to keep up with what other people have. Money doesn’t buy happiness. A lot of money would be nice but not necessary. It’s easy to have fun with simple things not connected to money. It doesn’t make sense to want the best things just because they are the best. I’d choose a job with less pay and short hours over long hours and high pay. Total Orange check marks (add column)
Check the Blue statements with which you agree:
Check the Pink statements with which you agree:
Transfer you number of checks for each color:
• Not concerned about money • "Don't Worry about it" • Thinks "Someone will help"
• Status and prestige are important• Wants designer labels & high quality• Buys expensive items
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