Are you “Type A” when it comes to making plans, or do you prefer to go with the flow? I am definitely a meticulous planner, while Jai is more apt to take things as they come. Although our styles are different, they are very complimentary, and we make a great team to balance each other out. If you’re not sure where you fall on the organizational spectrum, don’t worry, because this detail-oriented blogger has created a tongue-in-cheek quiz to help you find out!
Type A or No Way? A Fun Quiz
Question 1: Be honest – did you pack away your Christmas decorations yet?
- A: Yes, they were all put into their color-coded containers on December 26th!
- B: Yes, I put everything back into the attic on January 1st.
- C: No, and I haven’t taken my pumpkins off the porch yet either.
Question 2: How do you handle your important paperwork?
- A: I have a filing cabinet containing all of my tax returns from 1989 onwards.
- B: I have a designated area for important files and shred anything unnecessary.
- C: I have a large pile of assorted documents stuffed in a corner. I’m sure my birth certificate is in there somewhere!
Question 3: You’re hosting a dinner party in two days. How’s the planning going?
- A: I already drew up my menu, got the groceries, and have a checklist of chores that I’m working my way through.
- B: I know what I want to prepare and have a general gameplan for cooking and setting up the day of the party.
- C: I will tear through the house cleaning like a madman a few hours before the party starts!
Question 4: When was the last time you updated your insurance policies?
- A: I review them annually.
- B: Any time there’s a big life change.
- C: Before my last child was born. I really need to call them!!
Question 5: It’s time to plan a playdate for the little ones. How do you organize it?
- A: A group email to the other parents including the address, Google Map location, start and end times and phone numbers.
- B: I send a quick text to the other parents with a rough meeting time.
- C: I like to see who is available on the day, because making plans in advance is tough with small children.
Mostly A’s: You are Type A, all the way! You love being prepared and doing your research. Your organizational skills are certainly useful, although you get stressed out about planning more often than you’d like.
Mostly B’s: You are a middle-of-the-road planner – you try to keep up with important things, but not sweat the small stuff. Your approach is practical and adaptable.
Mostly C’s: You tend to fly by the seat of your pants and prefer not to be hemmed in by too much planning. Your mellow approach frees you up to focus on what you most care about, but occasionally gets you into trouble!
This “Mostly A” gal loves the perspective her “Mostly C” partner gives her in life! This year, we are gearing up for our August wedding and getting everything in order to embark on the next chapter of our lives, which is super exciting. There’s a lot of paperwork and details to consider both before and after tying the knot, which is definitely my forte. For example, I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently making sure my home and auto insurance policies are up-to-date to ensure adequate coverage levels. This will need to be updated again in August after my marriage to reflect that life change, but in the meantime, I got some great discounts on the policies which will definitely help with the wedding fund!
During this process I realized just how important it is to look at your insurance coverage levels each year to make sure they’re still current, although I know from personal experience that it’s easy to put off because it’s so time consuming. I was recently introduced to a site called PolicyGenius, which has a free 5-Minute Insurance Checkup tool to help you quickly review your options and identify any gaps in coverage.
It has been suggested to Jai and I that after the wedding, we consider looking at a life insurance policy. Life insurance policies are taken out with the goal of covering end-of-life expenses in addition to providing financial support to your surviving family members in the event of an unexpected tragedy. Making sure that my assets and family are protected is of the utmost importance to me, not just because of my pragmatic nature, but also from personal experience. My mom passed away when I was 19, and because it was a total unexpected shock, nothing had been arranged beforehand to safeguard our family. As you can imagine, that event completely shaped the course of my adult life and priorities, so I am always considering the best options for my family’s security. This morning, I used the simple and free life insurance quote tool from PolicyGenius to look at my options, and it was as quick and easy as taking the Type A quiz. They even guarantee accurate quotes and offer you unbiased advice along the way so you know what you’re buying before you make the purchase. Their non-commissioned agents were really helpful and I’m looking forward to buying a policy with them in the future – you can try it for yourself by using the widget below:
Whether you’re a newlywed couple or raising young children, there’s a lot to think about and plan for in this uncertain world. There is no one-size-fits-all option, so it’s important to consider what will work the best for your unique situation and needs. Reviewing your options and considering the future is always a smart move – whether you’re Type A or not!
Do you have a life insurance policy?