WHAT WE DO:
Helping to advance financial education for more than a decade, Visa Inc. offers teachers, students, parents and consumers of all ages, free online access to an award-winning and comprehensive money management program called Practical Money Skills for Life. It is easily accessible at www.practicalmoneyskills.com and is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Practical Money Skills for Life is divided into three comprehensive sections, complete with money management resources and lesson plans tailored for use at home, in the classroom or at work. It also contains an array of tips to help prepare for life-changing financial events, from planning a baby to saving for college and retirement, as well as a number of budget calculators and interactive games.
Visa also runs What's My Score, a leading higher education consumer awareness program. Available for free at www.whatsmyscore.org, What's My Score guides college students and young adults through the ABC's of credit scores, from factors that can lower a score to ways on improving it, at no charge.
WHAT WE NEED:
With a variety of free materials, Visa's financial education programs are easily accessible. The challenge however, is making relevant audiences aware that these materials are available and that those individuals should take advantage of this valuable information. Visa is always looking to develop relationships with consumer-focused organizations that, like Visa, are committed to improving financial literacy broadly.
More information on Visa's financial education programs is available at www.practicalmoneyskills.com and www.whatsmyscore.org. A special Web page has been set up for partners to easily utilize and integrate Visa's content into their own activities at: www.practicalmoneyskills.com/orders. For general information on Visa Inc., visit www.visa.com.
Director of Financial Education
Phone: (415) 932-2110
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy