Do you savour your Easter eggs or binge all day?

Alison Banney 13 April 2017 NEWS

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If you stash your eggs to enjoy on a rainy day, chances are you do the same with your money.

As you head home this evening to begin a chocolatey long weekend, take note of the speed at which you eat your eggs as it could reveal some insights into your money savings habits.

Fun, pre-Easter research released today by ME found those who savour their Easter eggs were more disciplined with their money, while those who binge on eggs were seemingly less disciplined.

The survey findings suggest that if you have the self control to enjoy a respectable amount of chocolate and put the rest away for later, you’re more likely to have a decent stash of cash tucked away too.

"ME's study highlights how a desire for instant gratification can be an obstacle to saving," ME head of deposits and transactional banking Nic Emery said.

"Putting away 'a bit for later' is considered to be the cornerstone of strong saving habits."

ME's research found three quarters of Australians are stashing their Easter eggs for up to a month, while a quarter of us prefer to devour them all by Easter Monday.

Well, I certainly know which group I fall into.

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