Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Check Your Financial Habits During National Financial Literacy Month #mc

April is National Financial Literacy Month. How fit financially are you for the future? We are a family of 5 with 3 in college starting in the fall so finances are always on our mind. How about your family? What financial concerns are on your mind?  I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for TCF Bank. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

As I mentioned, finances are on our mind with the teens all in college. We are at that age where we are thinking past college and into retirement. We do what we can to save money by not overspending. We can always use extra help in planning out our distant future. Besides my husband and I we do think about our 3 daughters and their futures. Our financial goal for them is to not have them saddled with huge college loans and debit. How about your family? What financial issues are you dealing with and planning?

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This month, TCF Bank wants you to consider your financial habits by taking their fun quiz to find out your inner "financial animal." I took the TCF Bank Financial Animal Quiz to find out my "financial animal."  This was a very helpful quiz. Each question gave you several choices. After reading the choices I knew right away what my answer choice would be.  According to the quiz my financial animal is a Coyote.
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The Coyote is a crafty scavenger who hunts for a bargain. This is me 100%. Although I don't dig through the couch cushions for spare change, I'll gladly collect any I find in our laundry room which the teens leave behind. I do believe in clipping coupons, printing them off online and using promo codes for online deals, free shipping,etc. I have been doing this our entire marriage and do not find that it is a burden to do. I'd rather save where I can, especially on the day to day expenses. My kids know that they can try a new product at the store if I have a coupon for it! ha ha I was not surprised at all of what "financial animal" I am. I do enjoy being a crafty scavenger and love looking at my receipt to see how much I have saved at the store for the sake of my family and for our financial future.

How about you? Want to find out your "financial animal"? Click on the link above to take the quiz. It is really quick and only took 1 minute, if that. After you take the quiz, they will share the results right away. I did click over to the TCF Bank site to learn more about their financial literacy programs. I was most interested in their TCF Financial Scholars Program geared toward high school students. Even though our youngest is starting college classes in the fall she is just 16. We will homeschool her with dual credit classes at our local college. I would love to include this financial curriculum into her studies next year. 

I hope that you take time to check out the financial quiz as well as their website. Understanding your finances will allow you to best plan and prepare for your future and the future of your family.  The TCF Bank's Financial Literacy Resource Center is full of information to give you practical and impartial information about money management for everyone. What are some of your financial goals? I shared mine and would love to hear yours, too! 

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