This Is The Sexiest Financial Habit

budgeting(Money) This is the sexiest financial habit

by Money @money

By Margaret Magnarelli, Money FEBRUARY 5, 2015, 7:00 PM EST

A new survey asked people what money management traits they’d find attractive in a mate. Prepare to be surprised by the answer.

This post is in partnership with Money. The article below was originally published at Money.com.

Money matters when searching for a mate—and it’s not just how much you have, but how you handle your cash, according to a survey released Wednesday by Ally Bank  ALLY -1.75% .

Three quarters of people think it’s important to find a partner with a similar financial philosophy. Okay, that figures. But the survey also revealed which financial habits people found most appealing in a potential mate.

And it turns out that… wait for it… a strong budgeting and saving strategy is the hottest, with 55% of respondents putting it at the top of the list. The older people were, the more fiscal discipline mattered.

Surprised? Budgeting is indeed sexy.

To make yourself more of a catch, check out “How Do I set a Budget I Can Stick To?” in our Money 101 section, or start using Mint.com, which does a lot of the work for you.

Paying off credit card bills in full every month (21%) and bargain hunting (18%) were other attractive attributes. So maybe you’ll fall in love over a Presidents’ Day sale.

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