Are you frugal? Do you like to splurge? Are you a window shopper? Why do these questions matter? Well, knowing your money personality could help your property investment strategy. Today we discover three of the most common money personalities and how they can succeed within the property market.
The Big Spender
The Big Spender lives by one motto: buy it. “Big Spenders” are often driven by trends and like to acquire the latest in everything (tech, fashion, etc.). It’s not just about spending money on themselves though – they’re also big on gifts for friends and family.
“I see it…I want it.”
“Big Spenders” live in the moment and spend for short-term satisfaction – they rarely plan for any financial future. While there are negative connotations attached to this type of attitude towards your money, the “Big Spenders” are known to be risk-takers – a trait that is often needed when investing in property. The truth is, they won’t be sitting around daydreaming about boosting their income. If there’s a way for them to do this, they’ll take the chance.
How can “Big Spenders” succeed within the property market?
“Big Spenders” seek freedom and property investment provides them with an avenue to create financial freedom. When it comes to property investment, “Big Spenders” will need some guidance as to where to “spend” their money and how to stick to a financial plan. A reliable and stable investment like property will showcase that besides spending money, you can also watch it grow.
The Money Hoarder
“Money Hoaders” love to save. Unlike “Big Spender”, spending too much money – especially on themselves – makes them uncomfortable. They quite savvy savers and stick to a budget – an excellent trait to have if you are building a successful property portfolio.
How can “Money Hoarders” succeed within the property market?
Because “Money Hoarders” have difficulty parting with their income, convincing them to “spend” on an investment property may be challenging. However, once they are able to see that they can responsibly grow their income, they’ll be open to investing.
People often confuse the “Big Spender” and “The Debtor”, thinking they are the same personality type. Yes, they both like to spend but the “Big Spender” more than likely spends on what they can afford. “The Debtor” spends even if they don’t have positive cash flow. They are always borrowing credit and money from banks and family members.
How can “The Debtor” succeed within the property market?
It may seem like they should avoid investing in anything but “The Debtor” needs a good understanding of credit and money to be able to understand where they are failing – financially speaking. This means continuing to educate themselves on budgeting, paying off debt and then continuing that education with investment strategies.
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