On an extraordinary morning, the Spender sauntered down the street. The Hoarder was at a nearby newspaper stand counting pennies. The Spender was so breathtaking and well-dressed. The two began to date. The Hoarder grew to love the Spender’s differences, even the carefree way the Spender spent money.
Soon, that spending hindered the couple’s financial wellness. The Hoarder played the blame game. Feeling dejected, the Spender spent more. Sick of the blame-spend cycle, the couple admitted they admired the other’s money types and assigned headache-free tasks to themselves. The Spender automatically saved money every month. The Hoarder made one small monthly purchase “just because.” The couple did not switch roles. They moved closer to the center for financial wellness and harmony in their relationship.