Anger. You let emotions control the way you handle money–you spend when youâ€™re happy, sad, angry, or bored. Donâ€™t make any financial decisions when your emotions are running high.
Envy. Youâ€™re constantly trying to keep up with the Joneses. If youâ€™re a stay-at-home mom, itâ€™s doubtful you need to run errands in four-inch Christian Louboutin shoes and carry a $2,000 Birkin bag. Live below your means.
Gluttony. It doesnâ€™t matter what it is–you just keep buying things. Even if you donâ€™t need it, youâ€™re quick to pull out your wallet and swipe your credit card. If you have clothes hanging in your closet with price tags still attached to them, thereâ€™s a problem. Step away from the cash register.
Greed. Your desire for more overtakes you. You feel compelled to purchase a Coach bag in every color.
Lust. Temptation leads you to give in to detrimental financial behavior. Donâ€™t fantasize about raiding your savings account to buy the latest car or that diamond watch youâ€™ve been eyeing.
Pride. Youâ€™re deep in debt and heading for trouble, but refuse to ask for help. Call your credit card company right now and tell them that youâ€™re having trouble keeping up with payments. They might be able to work out a payment plan, lower your interest rate, or both.
Sloth. You’re messy when it comes to tracking your money. Maintaining a mental list of your financial responsibilities wonâ€™t cut it. Write down or develop a spreadsheet with how much is coming in to and going out of your pockets. Every dollar should be accounted for.