Financial Literacy for Everyone
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Plan'it Prom

Plan Prom Costs
Use the free Plan'it Prom app to learn cost-saving tips, track spending, and share photos.
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Watch the 2014 Financial Literacy Summit
View the Summit webcast addressing the financial literacy needs of the unbanked and underbanked.
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Help promote financial literacy with our free educational and consumer resources.
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Be a money superhero
Join Iron Man and the Avengers in this exciting comic about saving money and saving the day.
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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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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.


Spotlight

  • Jane Rooney Appointed Canada's New Financial Literacy Leader
    Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson announced the appointment of Jane Rooney of Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) as Canada's new Financial Literacy Leader. At the national launch of Talk With Our Kids About Money Day, Sorenson explained Rooney's role to help promote cooperation among stakeholders and improve financial literacy for all Canadians. Read more
  • New Financial Basics e-Learning Videos
    Visa Canada joined the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's Commissioner (FCAC) Lucie Tedesco and The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University's Interim Dean Dr. Marie Bountrogianni for the launching of the Financial Basics e-learning videos. Read more
  • Thrifty Canadians Spend 26% Less Than Americans on Prom
    A new Visa Canada survey reveals that Canadians plan on spending an average of $805 on their teenager's prom, compared to American households with teens, who plan to spend an average of $1,086. Additionally, Canadian households with teenagers are planning to cover 81% percent of prom costs, compared to their American counterparts who are planning to cover only 57%. Read more
  • Visa Canada's Plan'it Prom App Helps Teens and Parents Stick to Prom Budget
    Prom spending represents a major expense for Canadian families with high school students. To combat out of control spending, Visa launched a free app for iOS and Android that helps parents and teenagers plan and budget every aspect of prom in order to support responsible spending.
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  • Watch the 2014 Financial Literacy Summit
    Visa Inc. and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-hosted the eighth annual Financial Literacy Summit today in Chicago. International financial literacy experts convened to discuss the challenges and strategies to reach the unbanked and underbanked with financial literacy resources. Watch now

Learning

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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

Jason Alderman's Practical Money Matters
Protect your personal finances during divorce

Divorce is often referred to as the No. 2 most stressful life event, second only to death of a spouse. And no wonder: Besides its obvious emotional impact, getting divorced can also be a financial nightmare as you're forced to deal with nagging details like separating your finances, acquiring your own health insurance and deciding who will claim the kids as tax deductions. Read more

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