For the month of October I am participating in a
31 day event where bloggers post each day on different topics. I chose the topic of teaching kids about money and finances.

Practical Money Skills is a website with resources to teach financial literacy to kids and adults which is sponsored by Visa. There are links to information for individuals and also for teachers who want to take it into their classrooms.

There are also games to teach kids about money. Sometimes it is easier to teach kids when they don’t always realize you are trying to teach them something. They have online games, Financial Football and Financial Soccer. You pick players and plays, with each play there is a question to answer.

Some of the topics covered under the personal finance section are credit and debt, savings and spending, and life events.

There are also calculators on various subjects such as how much you can afford to pay for a car, budget and goals, career and retirement, college saving and mortgages.

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Practical Money Skills is a website with a number of resources for both parents and teachers to teach kids about money. There are a number of games and activities such as Financial Football and Financial Soccer. The latest addition is a Marvel Comic book that teaches money skills. The comic book can be accessed on their website.

Nancy Kvamme

At <a>Practical Money Skills</a> educators, parents, and students can access free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, and more. Visa also works with state and national government to co-sponsor community-based events such as statewide Financial Football rollouts and the annual Financial Literacy in Education Summit.

Of the resources on the site to teach children about finances, two of them are Financial Football and Financial Soccer.

Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help teach financial concepts with <a href=>Financial Footbal</a>, a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them money management skills. Teams compete by answering financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.

<a href=>Financial Soccer</a> is a fast-paced, multiple-choice question game, testing players’ knowledge of financial management skills as they advance down field, and try to score goals. Educators are encouraged to review and download the lesson modules, at right, before actual game play.