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.
Summit 2014 to Address Providing Financial Literacy Resources to the Unbanked and Underbanked Globally
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Visa Inc. will co-host the eighth annual Financial Literacy Summit on April 2, 2014 in Chicago. International financial literacy experts will convene to discuss the challenges and strategies to reach the unbanked and underbanked with financial literacy resources. Register to Attend in Person. Register for the Webcast
Rework Your Budget for the New Year
The beginning of 2014 is an opportunity to start fresh. Aside from losing weight, financial New Year's resolutions can be the hardest to keep. If you plan to reassess your finances this January, our Rework Your Budget Calculator can help you track your expenses and take control of your money. Calculate now
2013 Grade 12 Essay Writing Contest Winner Announced
Visa Canada awarded high school student Riley O. of Ontario's winning essay titled, The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did With My Money, at Credit Education Week Canada's (CEWC) gala dinner on November 14. Visa Canada's Director of Financial Education Carla Hindman presented the award. Read more
Visa Canada Celebrates Financial Literacy Month
In honour of the FCAC's national launch of Canada's Financial Literacy month, Visa Canada's Director of Financial Education Carla Hindman represented Practical Money Skills at "Financial Literacy Across Generations," which featured author and financial planner David Chilton and a panel discussion about improving financial literacy across the country. Read more
Visa Canada Sponsors Financial Literacy Panel at IEFA Toronto
Visa Canada's Director of Financial Education Carla Hindman delivered welcome remarks for a panel sponsored by Visa on "Rethinking Financial Literacy: The Global Rise of First Time Consumers" at the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) Toronto Global Forum on Oct. 30-31, which brought together opinion leaders dedicated to improving financial literacy worldwide. View photos. View video
Practical Money Matters
How to catch a 'Phish'
Their names may sound funny but their financial consequences are not: "Phishing," "smishing," "vishing" and "pharming" are just a few of the ways criminals can gain access to personal information via your computer or smartphone. If you're not careful, identity thieves can use harvested information to open fraudulent bank or credit card accounts, take out loans, rent apartments or even charge medical procedures to your insurance plan. Read more