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Welcome to the November 2012 Edition of the Practical Money Skills for Life NewsletterSummit 2013: Improving Women's Financial Literacy Globally
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Visa Inc. will co-host the seventh annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013. The program will bring together international financial literacy experts who will address potential solutions to improving women's financial literacy and capabilities globally. To watch the free, live Summit webcast and stay informed about event details, register here. To attend the event in person in Chicago, register today.
Tackling the issue of financial literacy head on among teens in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, Visa teamed up with NFL players, state treasurers and Jump$tart to roll out Financial Football, the educational video game and classroom curriculum. The game was distributed to middle and high schools in both states. View pictures from the events from Practical Money Skills' Facebook photo albums for Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Nashville.
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'Tis the Season for Charitable Contributions
Because half of all donations are usually made between Thanksgiving and New Year's, this is a good time to inform seniors about tax policy changes since last year, and to learn what you can do to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact while also helping your bottom line. Read more
Be Careful What You Post Online
Online networks like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized how we stay in touch with friends, hunt for jobs and start whole social movements. But when it comes to sharing personal information, especially for children, it's important to keep these precautions in mind. Listen now
Kent State University
Joanne Caniglia's enthusiasm for teaching is so contagious, it's hard to believe she has been doing it for 30 years. She began her career teaching business education and finance in a high school in Ohio, then moved on to teach at Eastern Michigan for 15 years and the last five years at Kent State. Joanne teaches a Future Teachers Math Education methods class at Kent State, but what fuels her passion is a financial literacy course she leads for special needs college students. Read more
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