Financial Red Flags

Twelve money-related reasons to end things with the person you’re talking to.

Kuda App
2 min readMar 18, 2024

1. Doesn’t save; defends this dangerous lifestyle with expressions like “You only live once” and “Money is meant to be spent.”

Financial ruin isn’t far away.

2. Doesn’t run a business but is always selling things; you might be next.

3. Can’t differentiate between nice-to-haves and must-haves; there’s a TV in their bathroom but soap and toilet paper are lacking.

4. Believes in spending to impress; will take a loan to throw a party.

5. Has priorities mixed up; must buy “the latest” things even when the purchases can’t be rationalised.

A dozen questionable spending decisions per day.

6. Overspends on eating out; thinks cooking anything is a menial job for the less privileged.

7. Can’t stop bragging about things they own; do you want to date an adult or a toddler with toys?

8. Doesn’t care about insurance; lol, you’re in danger.

9. Has overdue loans without a repayment plan; you’ll both be embarrassed by debt collectors eventually.

Today’s irresponsible borrowing is tomorrow’s embarrassment.

10. Puts all their money in crypto; bullish or just foolish?

11. Doesn’t believe in giving without getting something in return; clearly clueless about the benefits of generosity.

12. Has unexplainable income; okay, you need to end things now.