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Each month in the Practical Money Skills e-newsletter we feature an innovative educator and provide you with the latest news and updates from your favorite Practical Money Skills columns. Sign up here to have the newsletter delivered to your inbox monthly.

Welcome to the September 2012 Edition of the Practical Money Skills for Life Newsletter

New Tooth Fairy Calculator App

To help parents answer the perennial question of how much their children should receive from the Tooth Fairy, Visa has created a new iPhone and iPad app, online calculator and Facebook app. The amount calculated for each tooth is a reflection of what other people are already giving their children. A survey released by Visa, Inc. shows that the Tooth Fairy is leaving an average of $3.00 per tooth this year, an increase of 15% from 2011. Read more

Financial Football Kicks Off in NC

Tackling the issue of improving financial literacy among North Carolina teens head on, Redskin linebacker and Charlotte resident London Fletcher, Senator Kay Hagan, State Treasurer Janet Cowell and Visa played Financial Football with students in September. The Charlotte event leads up to several more events with state treasurers in Pennsylvania and Tennessee this fall. Read more

Practical Money Matters Article:
When Seniors Need Financial Assistance

The current economic climate can be especially challenging for seniors living on a fixed income. The good news is there are thousands of federal, state and private programs to help seniors and others cover their basic needs. Read more

Practical Money Matters Podcast:
Reducing the Pain of Budgeting

Budgets are like diets: No single approach works for everyone and it may take a few tries to get it right. Discover how you can make budgeting work for you, no matter what your financial situation and goals. Listen now

Nominate an Innovative Educator

Each month, Visa honors an educator who is innovative in helping students lay the foundation for future financial success. If you or a teacher you know is using Practical Money Skills' curriculum or otherwise enriching students with lessons in financial literacy, tell us about it. Nominate an Innovative Educator