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  1. TurtleTrooper

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    weird.
    So supposedly INFJs are terrible with money.

    I'm not exactly writing this off, but what are your thoughts?

    I can't decide if I am or not. Usually what happens is I want or decide I need something and then don't even think about the cost. I don't know if that means I'm inherrently bad with money, but I could see where I could be.

    Anyways, what do you guys think?
     
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    some of us are actually very good with money...but we see shiny things and we are distracted and must have them...:m033:

    I am good with money...to an extent...I always under budget though...which always ends up with us running out...I like to see a bigger amount going into savings and less going out on frivolity...but it never happens...I step into a store and see the latest book by my favorite author...theres another 30 bucks...
     
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    I find myself unable to keep a regular budget with any reliability.

    It's not that I am incapable of it so much as I am utterly unmotivated to do it.

    I find this is easily countered by making significantly more money than I spend and reliably placing 100 dollars in untouchable savings per paycheck but that is only a matter of habit rather than a matter of functional budgeting.

    I also life well below my means, but that's mostly because I don't like to worry about money and the best way not to worry about it is not to spend it or not to have it, so I spend far less than I have.

    Sometimes I miss not having it. I wish I could grow my own food and make my own electricity and gather my own water.

    We can dream.
     
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    Yes, but ask me in 5 years if you want to know the full extent.
     
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    That's an interesting question. I'm still learning to budget my money and am only beginning to now figure out my finances and financial future, but I think I'm all right at it, if not quite good. Because I'm only beginning to figure things out my financial life is still fairly uncomplicated but I think I can say that so far I've done well and hopefully my skills will get stronger as time passes.

    As far as finances and type goes, I think NJs might have the advantage of being far-sighted planners.

    Type aside, I think upbringing usually has a tremendous impact on how we finance as well.
     
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    I can be terrible with money and waste it like no other. But I can also be the scroogiest scrooge you've ever seen. :D

    Most of the time I can manage to keep an account of my budget and get by with it without much trouble. I'm not much of a hoarder and I loathe shopping, I do make some impulse buys from time to time but most of the time I realize that I don't need all the stuff I maybe think about wanting, so common sense prevails.

    I've noticed that I can spend more freely when it's something more expensive, it's like if I want it really bad, I am going to get it no matter what (within reason, of course). And then I count pennies with things that are much less expensive.
     
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    I'm pretty horrible with money...but better than my sisters.

    I just always end up spending it all on others...or on food or art supplies. :/
    Or randomly going shopping on a bunch of clothes....
    I just get so used to having no money that as soon as I get some I get excited and wanna spend it.
     
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    I'm almost completely indifferent to money. I don't even know exactly how much I earn and I have no idea how much I spend. I guess my book keeper would know and he knows I'm not interested.

    I have very few personal expenses, as work covers most of my daily stuff, including car costs - so I basically only spend my money on going out occasionally, on alcohol and tobacco (until recently), and the occasional "must have" like books, a new notebook, etc.

    Basically, I don't keep track of my spending at all - so yeah, I'm what most people would call "bad with money." Although there is absolutely no need or incentive for me to try to be "good with money."
     
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    I am usually terrible with money but recently have become fed up with spending more than I have and being left short so I plan to be much better.

    I have drawn up a list of my outgoings and will sort out my finances starting with next months pay.

    No really, I will.
     
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    I consider myself fairly good with money, but I'm hard on myself too. I can not live without a budget, budgeting is super fun, I find it baffling that some people don't budget!! Its crazy. I save about 68% of my income (but I live at home), just under 23% on set expenses like rent, phone and transportation, and 9% on fun,clothes and cosmetics. I consider that pretty tight, but saving is one of my biggest goals right now. Wow I've never broken it down like that before. And I still feel like ill never be able to save enough to make my life much better.....gross....
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    Yes this is exactly how I want to live. I sort of am doing it now but I discount it cause I'm getting a lot of help right now. You can't run out of money if you cant even approach spending as much as you make or more.

    I have never had a case where I was flat broke, or in debt. Even when I think I'm spending like crazy I still have lots of savings and sometimes more savings than I expected. Like recently I though I was spending crazy amounts, but then I checked, and even with that, I had about 1/3 more in savings than I thought I would. I still decided to watch my spending more carefully though.

    Then again, there have been many I time I wont refill a prescription just cause I think I'd rather "stretch it out" for longer :S. Maybe I'm being all too cautious.

    Then again, I've bought cupcakes 3 times last week. (I am taking a 4 day junkfood fast to make up for it now though).
     
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    Its not that I am bad with money, when there is nothing I want I hold on to all my money quite well... its when there is something I really want or someone else really wants that I feel so compelled to buy.
     
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    I'm bad with money and I hate money. I hate that we're ruled by it.
     
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    I'm terrible, however I can make a lot out of a little. Which turns out to be a good skill considering I never seem to have more then a little cash on me.
     
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    I like to think I must be doing something right, because my daughter and I have everything we need and even some things that we want despite the many things that could prevent that... That said, I think my account has been overdrawn more times this year than there are days in this month. I like to think that when you bring in less than a third of what you supposedly "need", that's to be expected. Kids are terribly expensive, especially when you're alone. I love the new overdraft laws, though.
     
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    I hate money but I'm pretty good at managing mine.
     
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    I only spend a certain amount, so I never go into my university savings. But I've got far less money than my sister who's great with it ^^" I buy too many books...
     
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    I agree very much with these statements.

    And for me personally, debt makes me feel confined. Living within my means doesn't seem to be too hard.
     
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    billy and i have the same problem. Money sucks. :m142:
    Agreed
     
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