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New Tooth Fairy Calculator App
The new Tooth Fairy Calculator app for iOS helps determine what to leave under your children's pillow.
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Plan Prom Costs
Use the free Plan'it Prom app to learn cost-saving tips, track spending, and share photos.
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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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Teacher's Roadmap to Practical Money Skills
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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.


  • 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
  • Twitter chat Visa Canada's Back-to-School Budgeting Twitter Chat
    Practical Money Skills Canada co-hosted a lively Twitter Chat with Jr. Economic Club of Canada on September 2 to discuss back-to-school budgeting for students and the year ahead. The party was moderated by influencer and Financial Post journalist Erin Bury. The event was held at the Jr. Economic Club's Bay Street Boot Camp which was attended by many of Canada's brightest students who joined the conversation online. Read more
  • Tooth Fairy Baby Teeth Earn Big Bucks for Little Canucks: Tooth Fairy Gives Avg. $3.44 Per Tooth
    According to a new Visa Canada survey, Canadian children under the age of 13 will receive an average of $3.44 per tooth under their pillow, a 23 percent increase from last year's Tooth Fairy payout of $2.80. Read more
  • Tooth Fairy New Tooth Fairy Calculator App Calculates Going Rate for a Tooth
    To help Canadian Tooth Fairy's helpers determine how much they will leave under pillows for a pearly white, Visa Canada offers a new Tooth Fairy app for iOS phones and tablets. The app allows parents to enter demographic information and the app shares what other Canadians are reporting the Tooth Fairy left their children. Calculate now


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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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Making Holidays Bright – And Affordable

Enjoy the holiday cheer without the financial fear by planning ahead and getting creative. Read more

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