Money Matters

Issue 04 | The Assessing Leader

Guardian Inspector ISTJ - Warren Buffett

Money and Relationships

How does money play a factor in the various temperament combinations? Financial stress can ruin a relationship. Be informed so that you can make better financial decisions. This can make or break your bank account and your relationship.

LOW RISK

“There’s no need to worry, you’re all set.”

Guardian

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Guardian

You are both great at keeping track of what you make, what you spend, and what you save. Just don’t forget to enjoy today.

Guardian

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Idealist

The Guardian is sensible, the Idealist is compassionate. This creates a good recipe for using money on your everyday needs while making a difference in the world.



moderate risk

“You better be careful, it can be great, or it can get ugly.”

ARTISAN

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IDEALIST

Artisans and Idealists are both spenders—Artisans like to spend it on pleasure, Idealists spend on doing good. Both of you are unaware of how much money you have until you run out of it.

Solution: Make a lot of money so that it never runs out, or find a financial planner who can help you.

Guardian

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RATIONAL

Guardians keep track of the small stuff. Rationals are looking at the big picture. This can either be a great way to make sure everything gets covered, or it can lead to a great deal of conflict.

Solution: Recognize how different you are, celebrate those differences, and clearly define your roles on who covers what.



RATIONAL

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RATIONAL

Both of you are great at rationalizing anything. The two of you combined can adapt to any situation and strategize yourself in and out of financial mess and success.

Solution: While you go up and down, keep a behind the scenes automatic deposit mechanism going as a safety net.

high risk

“When the times are good, it’s real good. When it gets ugly, it gets real ugly.”

idealist

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IDEALIST

Two Idealists can feel like a whirlwind of romance. It’s much like building sandcastles in the sky together. When you have a financial surplus it feels like a fairy tale. You create blissful memories, and even get to be philanthropic. However, when the money runs dry, the honeymoon quickly becomes a distant memory.

Solution: Work with a financial planner to set up automatic savings, retirement, and bill pay mechanisms in your bank account. Use cash or debit cards rather than credit cards for your spending. When there’s no more in the romance fund, just hug and whisper sweet nothings as you fall asleep together—this doesn’t cost any money, but still feels romantic.

Solution: Make a lot of money so that it never runs out, or find a financial planner who can help you.

ARTISAN

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RATIONAL

Both of you are terrible at keeping track of your money, but you both like to take risks. You’re both too busy making money that you don’t have time to count it. As long as your busyness is leading to results, the need to count what you’re making is not as important. But, be careful that you’re not spending, investing, or betting more than what your bankroll can handle.

Solution: Make sure that you have some safety reserves to pull you out of trouble if it comes your way. You can’t win all of your bets, so make sure to factor that in.



ARTISAN

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ARTISAN

Both of you are great at rationalizing anything. The two of you combined can adapt to any situation and strategize yourself in and out of financial mess and success.

Solution: While you go up and down, keep a behind the scenes automatic deposit mechanism going as a safety net.

Why You Do What You Do When it Comes to Money

Depending on your temperament, we have a natural bent toward understanding and approaching money. You are you, for better or for worse, and your natural approach can help you or handicap you. In this article, we’re going to provide you with insight on why you do what you do when it comes to money.

How to Have Fun With Your Money

Enjoy money and direct it instead of letting money direct you. Learn how each of the temperaments have fun with their money.