Visa Inc. is proud to partner with the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy to bring educators, parents and students Practical Money Skills for Life, a free educational resource available at http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/. This engaging educational program informs consumers of all ages about personal finance subjects including budgeting, saving and investing.
Visa works alongside educators, government agencies and non-profit organizations to support financial literacy programs across the nation and around the globe. Practical Money Skills for Life is designed to help people practice better money management for life. Free program offerings include:
*A variety of classroom lesson plans and curriculum with presentation slides, activities and classroom resources covering budgeting, saving, investing and tips for recognizing and resolving financial trouble.
*Inspiring, interactive calculators designed to engage students and inform them about everything from the true cost of credit to the best way to build a budget.
*Fast-paced educational games geared toward all ages including the popular Financial Football where students tackle financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.
*Efforts in partnership with government officials including an annual Financial Literacy & Education Summit with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, educational sessions for students with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the adoption of Financial Football in collaboration with 29 state governments.
*A monthly email newsletter highlighting interesting podcasts, timely financial articles, practical money management tips as well as useful financial education tools.
*A “What’s My Score” program enabling college students and young adults to learn important information about credit scoring, loans, renting apartments and other relevant subjects at www.whatsmyscore.org.
*Fully-integrated social media and mobile tools that are continually updated with videos, podcasts and articles to inform both young adults and professionals about the benefits of managing their personal finances correctly.
Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to ensure that financial literacy is a global priority.
To get started today with Practical Money Skills for Life at home or at school, please visit www.practicalmoneyskills.com. For general information on Visa, visit www.visa.com.
Sr. Director, Global Financial Education
P.O. Box 194607
San Francisco, CA 94119-4607
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy