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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 January 2013 Edition of the Practical Money Skills for Life Newsletter

Resolve to Be Financially Secure in 2013

Getting into better financial shape is a common New Year's resolution, but it requires discipline and planning if it is meant to be successful. You may endure some setbacks in 2013 but don't let them deter you from your plan to improve your personal finances. Here are some tips to manage your personal finances in the New Year. Read more.

Practical Money Matters Article:
Avoid These Home-seller Mistakes

With real estate finally turning around and interest rates remaining at historic lows, would-be homebuyers and sellers are cautiously venturing into the market. But there are several common – and sometimes easily fixable – problems with properties that can make it hard for sellers to get their asking price. Read more

Practical Money Matters Podcast:
The Cost of Adoption

Adopting a child can be expensive. Fortunately, the government provides strong tax incentives for people who do. And many employers offer adoption assistance programs too. Listen now

Innovative Educator:
Katie Rockwell
Rock Canyon High School
Littleton, CO

Katie Rockwell has been teaching middle school and high school all across the country for 19 years. She has a passion for technology and placing students on the path to financial freedom through the use of iBooks, games, and videos. Read more

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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