I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for TCF Bank. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. All opinions are expressly mine.
In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, TCF Bank has created a fun quiz that lets you consider your financial habits and find out what your “financial animal” is. I always get a kick out of taking quizzes that tell me a little something about myself. When I heard about this financial animal quiz, I just knew I had to check it out.
Throughout my life, I’ve always had a pretty strong hold on my finances. I had never even carried a balance on a credit card until I “split” a vacation between two payments when I was in my mid 20s. Doing that made me an absolute nervous wreck.
After having kids, we’ve had a number of unforeseen medical issues and expenses, including doctors, occupational therapy, speech therapy and surgeries. It’s been enough to make me want to stick my head in the sand. I’ve always believed in spending money frugally, but when it comes to your kids, you do what you got to do! I’m hoping the lion’s share is behind us now and we can get back on budget.
Take this quiz and then leave me a comment about your personal approach to spending money and what your financial animal turned out to be. Here’s what I learned when I took the quiz:
“I’m an Owl! I’m a wise planner and love to dig into my financial data to find trends and manage my budget. Some may find me a little dry, but I’m too busy watching my nest egg grow to care about such trivial matters.”
If you want to learn more about how you can take control of your financial IQ, visit the TCF Bank Financial Learning Center and register to take their interactive financial literacy program. I was quite surprised at how easy they made it to digest the information. They use video, animations, gaming and social networking which make it much more interesting to watch and participate in. Plus, they use this technology to simplify complex financial concepts to help you meet your money goals.