I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for TCF Bank. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. It’s kind of interesting that many people feel that discussing finances is “in poor taste”. It really is such a big part of our lives, yet many of us probably don’t know as much as we should about our own financial well-being. (We don’t really learn about financial topics in school either, do we?) Since April is Financial Literacy Month, maybe it’s time to start that conversation.
Do you openly discuss finances in your home?
TCF Bank has created a fun quiz that identifies your “financial animal”. Through a series of fun, playful questions, the quiz identifies your money management style. It turns out I am a coyote (which sounds like a bad thing, but really isn’t).
I’m a Coyote. I’m a crafty scavenger, always on the hunt for a bargain. My ideal day is spent digging in the couch cushions for spare change, clipping coupons and scouring the web for promo codes. It can be a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it for the sense of accomplishment I feel after scoring a killer deal.
The questions made me chuckle but I have to admit that the description is pretty dead on! And what a fun way to get people thinking, and hopefully talking, about their financial dreams and goals.
Do you know where to find reliable information about financial issues?
If you are looking for additional information – you know, the more serious kind – TCF Bank’s Financial Literacy Center is the place to head. They cover everything financial including mortgages, credit cards, identity protection, insurance and lots more. Each section offers tons of information and follows up with mini-quizzes that test your comprehension of the topic. The mortgage section goes through the different types of mortgages, explains about interest rates, and offers help figuring out what you can afford. The TCF Learning Center uses a combination of videos, games, and animations to make learning as interactive as fun as possible.