Practical Money Skills is a free financial education program to help Canadians understand the basics of money management. Created by Visa, the program offers money management resources including calculators, games and lesson plans designed for use by Canadian families and educators. An interactive guide to topics related to budgeting, savings and other money-related topics for students to get in financial shape. Similarly, Financial Soccer challenges students to answer multiple-choice questions about money management to advance the field and score goals.
This collaboration will allow NFCC member agencies to access a completely new range of money management resources through a co-branded web portal. Visa believes that greater financial knowledge can help people better manage their money and improve their quality of life. Two popular online games for younger students are Money Counter and Money Metropolis by Peter Pig. If you want to have some resources at your fingertips, search and download the available apps, including the Practical Money Skills calculators, games like Financial Football and Peter Pig's Money Counter, and budgeting apps like Plan'it Prom and Lunch Tracker.
Students ages 4 to 7 can use Peter Pig's Money Counter to practice sorting and counting coins, while Money Metropolis is aimed at children ages 7 to 12, and allows students to navigate a multidimensional world and make decisions that affect whether their virtual bank accounts increase or decline.
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