Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person? When it comes to your money, the answer matters.
Your mindset toward your personal finances can shape the decisions you make in how you spend, save and budget. Understanding whether you are more inclined to an outlook framed by abundance or scarcity — and how to strike a balance between the two — is instrumental in creating the financial life you most desire.
"A healthy relationship with money means you feel great attracting it, you feel great having it and you enjoy spending it," says psychoanalyst Claudia Luiz. "But you don’t waste it, flaunt it or destroy it."
In other words, a good money relationship is one in which you aren't sabotaging your financial goals, either consciously or subconsciously. You're comfortable with the money you have, which extends to how you spend it, save it or share it with others.