Financial Literacy for Everyone
Canada’s Peter Pig’s Money Counter

NEW Canada’s Peter Pig’s Money Counter
Learning about money is fun with Peter Pig. Kids can practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about Canadian currency with this interactive educational game.
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Plan Prom Costs
Use the free Plan'it Prom app to learn cost-saving tips, track spending, and share photos.
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Marvel Comics Teach Kids Money Skills
Visa and Marvel teamed up to create engaging, fun comics that teach children important financial skills.
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Teacher's Roadmap to Practical Money Skills
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Financial Soccer
The new 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game is here. Is your financial knowledge ready for a workout?
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Peter Pig's Money Counter

Practical Money Skills is a free financial literacy program to help Canadians understand the fundamentals of money management. Created by Visa, the program offers money management resources including calculators, games, and lesson plans tailored for use by Canadian families and educators.


  • Visa Fin Lit Resources Featured by Visa Fin Lit Resources Featured by
    Credit card education resource features Practical Money Skills materials, from Peter Pig's Money Counter, to the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, to auto loan calculators. Interactive learning materials based in tech can help increase retention, engagement and fun.
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  • Your Money, Your Future Your Money, Your Future
    Whether they're developing financial skills in the classroom or at home, this guide helps students ages 10–15 learn how to manage money.
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  • Financial Literacy Month Visa Canada Celebrates National Financial Literacy Month
    As National Financial Literacy Month kicks off in November, Visa Canada is pleased to provide personal finance resources at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's National Conference on Financial Literacy on November 3rd in Montreal.
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  • Financial Literacy Summit Visa Co-hosts 2017 Financial Literacy Summit with Chicago Fed
    Visa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago celebrated their 11-year partnership co-hosting the Financial Literacy Summit on April 12. The 2017 program focused on bridging gaps and overcoming barriers to universal financial education.
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  • Peter Pigs Money Counter Grade 12 Essay Contest Winner Laura C. Blachier: The Skin Issue
    Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC) is an integral part of Financial Literacy Month, raising awareness surrounding financial literacy and the importance of proper credit education. Practical Money Skills sponsored CEWC and presented an award to a grade 12 essay contest winner who answered the question "What was the dumbest thing you ever did with your money." We're proud to announce Laura C. Blachier as our student winner. Check out her essay


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Heading to University
A college or university education is the ticket to success in Canada. But it's an expensive ticket, and the cost rises every year. Read more

Lesson Plans for Teachers
Teach students to make smart financial choices with Choices & Decisions: Taking charge of your financial life™. Read on

Saving for Travel
Planning your summer vacation? Discover different ways to save money so you can afford to take your dream vacation. Read on

Practical Money Matters

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Planning That Affordable Holiday Trip
Planning That Affordable Holiday Trip

Are you an advance planner or an improviser? Holiday travel bargains can be found months in advance and sometimes at the last minute. Read more

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