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What's the going rate for a lost tooth?
The online Tooth Fairy Calculator helps determine what to leave under your children's pillow.
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Use the free Plan'it Prom app to learn cost-saving tips, track spending, and share photos.
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Join Iron Man and the Avengers in this exciting comic about saving money and saving the day.
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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

  • Canadian Kids in Atlantic Get Big Payday from Tooth Fairy, Avg. $3.46
    A new Visa Canada survey reveals Tooth Fairy spending patterns in Canada, with a collective average of $2.80 per tooth. Kids in the Atlantic region receive the most at $3.46 per tooth, and Quebec children receive the least at $2.06 per tooth. Read more
  • Visa Canada's Online Tooth Fairy Calculator Measures Going Rate for a Tooth
    What's the going rate for a tooth in Canada? According to a new survey conducted by Visa Canada, the average is $2.80 per tooth. To help parents determine what to leave under their kids' pillows based on various demographics, Visa Canada created a free online Tooth Fairy Calculator. Calculate now
  • 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

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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
A crash course in credit card basics for university students

University students have many sound reasons for getting a credit card: It's a good way to start building a solid credit history, safer than carrying large amounts of cash and can be a lifesaver in an emergency. But inexperienced credit card users who don't fully understand how they work, or the need for restraint and responsible spending, sometimes dig themselves into a deep hole. Read more

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