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Projecting a financial image

M&T Bank is offering customers the chance to personalize their check cards with images of their choosing on the front. The bank launched the program this month, in addition to options provided by M&T that include the likes of a Ravens-head design to announce your fandom each time you make a purchase.

May we offer some suggestions?

*A photo of, say, a pig, to remind you not to whip out that card to buy a quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

*An image of your spouse with a reproving look on his/her face as a guard against splurging on a pair of designer shoes or a graphite-shaft driver.

*A picture of a glass filled halfway to remind you of the balance in your bank account. It’s up to you whether this is half-full or half-empty.

*An image of another M&T Bank check card with an image of another M&T Bank check card with an image of another M&T Bank check card … Maybe it will psyche out a few clerks or cashiers and you’ll get stuff for free.