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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.


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  • Practical Money Skills CA Visa Canada Helps Name New Academic Challenge Winner
    As part of the Jr Economic Club Day on Bay events, students submit videos for an annual Academic Challenge on the importance of financial literacy. The 2014 winner's video featured Visa Canada's Plan'it Prom survey and app and was announced during the opening of the TSX on November 17th. View video
  • Practical Money Skills CA Visa Canada Presents Award at Credit Education Week Gala
    Michelle Michalak, Head of Financial Literacy for Visa Canada, had the honour of presenting an award to a winner of the Grade 12 Student Essay Contest at the Credit Education Week Gala. Visa Canada was a sponsor of this year's Credit Education Week, which focused on helping Canadians successfully reach their financial goals. Read more
  • Visa Canada's Michelle Michalak Takes Part on Financial Literacy Panel
    Michelle Michalak, Head of Financial Literacy for Visa Canada, participated in The Economic Club of Canada's third annual Financial Literacy Panel to discuss the importance of financial literacy and personal money management, with a specific focus on analysis of current strategies. Read more
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's National Conference on Financial Literacy
    The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada hosted its Financial Literacy Conference and this year's theme was Strengthening Financial Literacy Through Collaboration. As the Conference platinum sponsor and a private sector leader in developing innovative, free programs that help people learn the fundamentals of personal finance, Visa Canada participated in critical conversations about how Financial Literacy is evolving. Read more
  • Practical Money Skills Canada Celebrates Financial Literacy Month
    November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada: an opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of learning money management. Practical Money Skills Canada offers a wide variety of free resources, including curriculum, games and articles, to help educators and consumers of all ages become more financially literate. Read more

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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

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


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Jason Alderman's Practical Money Matters
The power of compounding

I wish I had learned about the power of compounding a long time ago. As a kid I walked dogs in the neighbourhood, earning $5 a week. If I'd started investing that weekly $5 from age nine until 65, it would have grown to approx. $258,000, assuming an eight per cent return. Read more

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