As the Chinese celebrate the hatching of the Year of the Snake, GoBankingRates.com has released an article evaluating the financial skills of the 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope. The Chinese New Year began Feb. 10 but will continue to be vigorously celebrated until the full moon 15 days later. (The Western world could learn something from that.)
The article says that our belly-crawling icon of the year, the snake, is financially speaking “considered a bit of a risk-taker, not afraid to jump head first into a financial deal — or even a shopping spree — without thinking about what’s at stake.”
It’s to be noted that the thriftiest folks include rats, oxen and dogs. Monkeys are big spenders — you think bananas grow on trees? Roosters are natural-born financial advisers. Guess that’s what they’re crowing about.
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