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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 Announces Canadian Finance Minister Morneau as Summit Keynote Speaker Canadian Finance Minister Morneau Delivers Summit Keynote Remarks
    William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada, delivered keynote remarks at the 10th annual Financial Literacy Summit co-hosted by Visa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on April 20. View Video
  • Practical Money Skills and Jr. Economic Club of Canada's Academic Challenge Winner Practical Money Skills & Jr. Economic Club of Canada's Academic Challenge Winner
    The Jr. Economic Club of Canada's Academic Financial Literacy Challenge invited 'Day on Bay' students to create a video that demonstrates budgeting and making smart financial decisions. Practical Money Skills Canada would like to congratulate Miriam Walla on winning this year's Academic Challenge, which included a scholarship for post-secondary education. View video
  • Practical Money Skills Sponsors Credit Education Week Practical Money Skills Sponsors Credit Education Week
    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. This year's theme was "Cheap vs. Frugal" with a focus on helping Canadians reach their financial goals. Practical Money Skills sponsored CEWC and presented an award to a grade 12 essay contest winner Nathan Duarte. Read more
  • Visa's Innovative Educators Attend Jump$tart Conference Visa's Innovative Educators Attend Jump$tart Conference
    Two Canadian educators were sponsored by Visa Canada's Practical Money Skills program to attend the 2015 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in National Harbor, MD, November 6-8. The conference provided educators with resources, personal and professional development, networking opportunities and general support for financial education. Learn more
  • Visa Canada Celebrates Financial Literacy Month Visa Canada Celebrates Financial Literacy Month
    In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, Visa Canada's Practical Money Skills is featuring free tools and resources to help Canadians of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance. From quick calculators to comprehensive curriculum, these educational materials will help you become financially literate. Learn more


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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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Coping with expensive kids' extracurricular activities
Coping with expensive kids' extracurricular activities

If your kids participate in extracurricular activities, you could be on the hook for hundreds-or even thousands of dollars in additional expenses throughout the year. Here are a few tips to help you prioritize extracurricular events and keep your costs down. Read more

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