Did you know that April is National Financial Literacy Month? TCF Bank, a Minnesota-based, national bank, wants you to consider your financial habits and has created a fun quiz that lets you find your “financial animal.”
I just took the quiz and guess what animal I got? The Coyote! This could not have been more spot on! Check this out “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.” Hilarious because that is exactly me!!
With my husband being in school for the past 4 years it has really given me the chance to take control of our finances and save as much money as we could. We have never been reckless with our money but with finances being so tight while Jacob has been in school, I learned more about needs and wants and tried my best to curb my shopping habits.
After taking control of our finances we have been able to take control of our future and plan for our kids future more so than we ever have and it’s important to have a great bank like TCF to help you achieve your financial goals.
TCF Bank has a financial learning center where they make use of a unqie technology that incorporates video, animations, gaming and social networking to simplify complex financial concepts. My favorite information was about insurance and taxes. Both topics can be hard to navigate and they have great information on types of insurance, types of tax forms and more!
Another thing I was interested in was the Credit score information. We plan on moving within the next year and I know our credit score will pay a big role in what house we can get. You can actually find out who in the world comes up with your credit score! Neat information!
What are your financial goals? I would love to own a house with some land for my kids to run around on and be able to pay it off before my kids graduate from high school. I would love to pay if off sooner than later and be able to own our home and not have a mortgage hanging over our heads.
It’s important to set financial goals for you and your family so you don’t get yourself in a bind later down the road and makes your finances one less thing you have to worry about.