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Money. A tricky subject. Yes, it makes the world go round. It can make or break you. It’s the first lesson as an adult you have to learn. With the right tools it doesn’t have to own you though. One of my favorite classes my son’s high school teaches is Consumer Ed. It’s a class that teaches the kids the importance of managing and paying close attention to your money and credit. TCF Bank is a bank in my town (I live in northern IL) that has an great reputation for helping and setting young adults up to be financially smart and secure. I wish that I had these tools when I was my son’s age and maybe mistakes I made wouldn’t have occurred.
This April, in recognition of 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.” You can take the quiz here on Facebook.
Check out my results!
Understanding your finances allows you to best plan and prepare for the future, I was surprised to see that I have become as frugal as I have. The quiz is right though, I am always looking for a deal. This website was started to share deals and coupons with people!
TCF Bank’s Financial Literacy Resource Center aims to arm you with realistic, objective information about money management. The TCF Bank Financial Learning Center makes use of unique technology that provides video, animations, gaming and social networking to simplify complex financial concepts for people of all ages. The program covers topics such as savings and investments, mortgages, overdraft, payment types and credit cards, credit scores and reports, identity protection, insurance and protection, and financing higher education. This is SO important for young adults and even my seven year old to have at their finger tips. Money management needs to start young. I’ve have witnessed too many kids in our area with absolutely no value of money. They view objects as disposable and don’t understand when my kids tell them they have to EARN stuff.
Money management takes time and energy. After reading through the materials provided by TCF on their websites we have set a few new goals. Now that my husband is 40 and I’m almost there, we need to look more in securing out retirement and financial future. We also need to focus more on college funds for our oldest children. Things are way more expensive than I thought. After that, I think investments will be our next goal.
For more information and to check out the Financial Library please visit The TCF Bank website.
So tell me, what’s your financial animal?