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.
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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
Visa Helps Kids Learn Practical Money Skills With New Currency Identifier App
In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, Visa launched Peter Pig’s Money Counter, an innovative and engaging app designed to teach kids fundamental concepts of money by learning to identify and count coins. The app, designed for kids age 5-8, offers players counting and sorting challenges and facts about Canadian currency. Read more
Visa Canada's Marvel Comic Book Launch
Toronto Raptor DeMarre Carroll joined Visa Canada and the Toronto Public Library for the Canadian launch of Visa's new financial literacy comic book, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket's Powerful Plan. Watch the video and view highlights from the launch event. Read more
Visa and Marvel Release New Comic Teaching Kids About Money
Visa and Marvel announced the release of an exciting new educational comic book, which teaches students about personal finance. The comic, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket's Powerful Plan combines Marvel's iconic superheroes with Visa's financial literacy expertise to introduce readers to fundamental money management concepts. Read more
Practical Money Matters
How to Turn Monetary Gifts into Teachable Moments
When your kids or teenagers receive money as gifts, they're faced with the challenge of what to do with their newfound cash. While they should be allowed to spend some of it, as a parent you can use these opportunities to teach valuable personal finance lessons. Read more