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Save Smarter With The Aviva Financial Personality Tool


Money is tight in our household at the minute especially as it's just little ole' me who is in charge of paying the bills and making a living. Being a single parent isn't easy, physically, mentally or financially! Since becoming a single parent and having to pay all of the rent and bills myself I must admit I have found it a struggle. I have been doing it alone for nearly a year now and I've had to manage but that's not to say that I've had to be more careful with my money. 

I won't lie and say that it's been easy, because it hasn't and even though I do earn a full time wage from my blog that only just about covers all of my bills each month and that's not even including the food shop or petrol. After speaking to numerous friends and relatives, my bills seem to be quite high compared to others especially as there are only three of us in this household now. But after sitting down and writing out a list of all of my bills and monthly income I think I have finally learnt how to budget thanks to Aviva's Budget Calculator.

I was recently contacted by Aviva to try out their new Financial Personality Tool and I was really eager to try it out to see the results. You are asked a series of questions and it analyses your results to give you a financial personality which then outlines your spending and savings habits. These insights can then be used to help you make a decision about any changes you could make to cut back and save more money or to afford little treats here and there. 


The tool was very easy to use and only took a around five minutes to fill out. You are asked questions about your personal circumstances, then it moves on to ask you a series of simple questions which have been devised to gauge your attitude towards saving and discover how good you are at sticking to a budget. 


Then based on your responses, you will be shown your financial personality type which is characterised by a superhero. As you can see, apparently I am "The Dark Striver" and looking at the explanation I think it's pretty darn accurate! I wasn't expecting it to be so spot on but I do try my hardest to stay on top of bills but often end up spending on extras which aren't accounted for which means I usually end up struggling at the end of the month and ordering takeaways because there's nothing left in the fridge! 

I do find it hard to save, mainly because all of my income goes on the bills so I have very little left over. I do often sell items around the house and as well as working full time on my blog I also have a part time job two days a week where I have started saving and tips I make so this does help. I'm hoping to start saving for a deposit on a house soon so if I budget properly I should be able to do this. 

As well as your personality result, the tool also provides a useful budget planner which I mentioned above that I've started using as well as hints and tips on saving money whether you're saving for a baby, a new home or on your bills. 

I recently wrote a blog post on 10 things I did to pay off my store card debt which has increased my monthly budget and next week I'll be back with another post with some money saving tips! 

*PR collaboration 

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