Saturday, April 19, 2014

April is National Financial Literacy Month #Sponsored #MC

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for TCF Bank. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Did you know that April is National Financial Literacy Month? Well, TCF bank wants you to consider your financial habits and created this quiz to help you determine your financial animal. Click here to take this fun quiz.



I took the quiz and 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. To see what kind of financial animal you here take the quiz by clicking Here.

Well, let me tell you I certainly wasn't always a Coyote. That's for sure. As I entered my late teens I'll admit, I was not very responsible when it came to finances. I was not a good saver, and never really worried about my future. I didn't budget and blew through money. That is until I got my first apartment. Reality hit and I then knew that I couldn't be so carefree with my money. I had bills to pay along with rent. I ended up working two jobs so that I had enough to pay rent and bills and have a little leftover to save and use for the occasional night out. I started to budget, contribute to my 401k, and started to mature financially. 

Now that I am older and am a stay at home mom I am way more frugal with money. I'm not ashamed to clip coupons or shop around for the best deal. I think living on my own at an early age really helped me become more responsible when it comes to finances. 

While I do not bank with TCF, I was impressed by their Financial Learning Center which offer unique technology and videos to simplify complex financial concepts. It's great tool to consider when starting out on your own financial journey. 

To learn more about how you can take control of your financial IQ, visit the TCF Bank Financial Learning Center at tcfbank.com/learning and register to take their  interactive financial literacy program.

Or visit tcfbank.com

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