Are you a financial superhero?
J$ takes the quiz and finds out he's "got cash projections that even the Trumps would admire."
I like to take silly quizzes when I'm bored. Especially the ones that try to figure out the essence of your being. I like them because you already know all the answers! It's like acing the test of YOU. And who knows YOU more than you do? (I do! Wait, what?)
Recently I was fortunate enough to find a quiz like that, only having to do with money. Which was kind of a life saver considering A) I was plum out of ideas to blog about, and B) I've always wondered what kind of superhero I'd be.
Here was my favorite question:
Last month, the bulk of your purchases involved:
- Things I never knew I wanted.
- Food, gas and groceries.
- Stocks, bonds, investment properties, etc.
- A swipe of my credit card.
That first one cracked me up. I used to always find things I never knew I wanted! Groupon can help with that too -- although I'm finding more and more how beneficial those daily sites can be when used right. But anyway, here's what my results said about me -- the new Mr. Green Machine:
You've got cash projections that even the Trumps would admire, and you know how to find the best price on almost anything. Monikers like, "Frugal," "Fiscally Conservative," and "Tight-Fisted" are not beneath you, and you feel confident about where you'll be financially when the car breaks down or you're ready to retire.
But enough about my ramblings -- get out there and take the quiz. I want to see if you learn anything about yourself today, or if you already knew you were a budgeting ace. Or, if you prefer, you can take your chances and click this randomly generated old post of mine instead -- 50/50 chance it'll be cooler.
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