San Francisco, California – January 4, 2011 – Are fans of the Tennessee Titans the most financially literate in the nation? The current leaderboard on Visa Inc.'s free, online personal finance video game, Financial Football shows that fans of the Titans have notched the most wins among the 32 NFL teams.
In Financial Football, players advance down the field and score by correctly answering personal finance questions. Titans fans have demonstrated their financial literacy by currently leading the league with an impressive 614 wins, followed closely by the Texans, Saints, and Patriots. Conversely, the Rams rank at the bottom with 45 Financial Football wins. The complete ranking, which is updated on a real time basis, can be seen at: www.practicalmoneyskills.com/leaderboard.
"Titans fans are financial literacy MVPs," said Jason Alderman, Senior Director of Financial Education at Visa. "Their showing on the real-life gridiron of personal finance is truly impressive."
Financial Football combines the structure and rules of the NFL with financial education questions of varying difficulty to create an innovative approach for helping people of all ages learn about money management. The game is available in English or Spanish and can be played online or ordered at no cost at www.practicalmoneyskills.com/football. The leaderboard ranking is constantly in flux and fans can improve their team's standing by playing the game.
Financial Football is part of Practical Money Skills for Life, a free, award-winning financial education program that reaches millions of people around the world each year. Launched in 1995, Practical Money Skills for Life gives educators, parents and students access to free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, and more.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks–VisaNet–that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/about-visa/our_business.html.