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The red flags that could tip you off when a person is terrible with money

How about using their bank balance rather than a budget to determine if they can ‘afford’ something?

There was a discussion on Reddit about signs that someone is not good with money. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
There was a discussion on Reddit about signs that someone is not good with money. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Budgeting has long been celebrated as the way to ensure you get from payday to payday with a little bit left over to start building a nest egg.

While no one is super excited about living within their means, there’s something to be said for being financially savvy.

Here’s some worrying tales from friends of people who struggle with cash, as explained when Reddit user IfYouWant Blood asked “What screams ‘I’m terrible with money’?”

It’s a bad sign when…

With those tales of woe etched into your brain, here’s some more general principles which again pinpoint anyone bad with money.

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