Should you date the spendthrift? How about the eternal mooch—you know, the guy who uses deli napkins as toilet paper until his roommate breaks down and buys the real thing? We’re all for penny-pinching, but too much of it can doom your relationship. That’s what the excellent personal-finance site LearnVest says, anyway, in a post this week on the dangerous spending habits (or lack thereof) that should make you want to put your sweetie-pie, honey-bunch back on the shelf.
While… divergent financial tendencies, let’s call them, might not seem like reason enough to call it quits, LearnVest gives a few warning signs they say spell financially un-date-able in bold. Picking up every penny, anytime, anyplace? No problem. But that toilet-paper game of chicken with the roommates? Could mean a lifetime of mooching ahead. Then there’s the “the not-just-by-omission liar” who’s worked hard to hide that $80K in student debt. Keep them away from your credit and heart.
Read the entire story here on what to watch out for. And we want to know: What are your warning signs of the financially un-date-able?