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Welcome to the February 2013 Edition of the Practical Money Skills for Life Newsletter

New Panelists Announced for 2013 Financial Literacy and Education Summit

Five new panelists will join Visa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on April 17 to discuss unique personal finance challenges for women and solutions to improve their capabilities globally at the 2013 Financial Literacy and Education Summit. The featured participants include Malaysia's Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, Yaseen Anwar of Pakistan, Botswana's Linah Mohohlo, Australian MP Bernie Ripoll, and Riad T. Salamé of Lebanon.
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Talking Finances with Your Valentine

Talking about financial issues with your spouse or significant other may sound unromantic, but you may want to have a financial heart-to-heart to keep your relationship on healthy footing. Read more


 
Practical Money Matters Article:
When Retiring Together Doesn't
Make Sense

Today, any number of financial obstacles might block couples from being able to retire at the same time. There are several plans and decisions couples need to make well before they step off the work merry-go-round. Read more

 
Practical Money Matters Podcast:
Empty Homes Need Insurance, Too

Learn how to ensure your unoccupied home is covered against mishaps. Until your name is off the deed, you are responsible for any incidents in your home, so purchase a little-known insurance policy called "a vacant home policy." Listen now


 
Innovative Educator:
Lisa Rodriguez
Bedford Road School
Pleasantville, NY

Pleasantville, New York's Teacher of the Year Lisa Rodriguez has been teaching children financial literacy for five years. She uses games and hands-on activities to teach lessons about credit, the stock market, debt and more. 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