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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 May 2013 Edition of the Practical Money Skills for Life Newsletter

Visa Launches Plan'it Prom to combat out of control spending

With prom spending at an all time high, Plan'it Prom empowers students and parents to plan, budget and cut costs with a prom countdown, timeline, and budget health meter in a layout that is fun and easy to use. With Plan'it Prom, you can stick to your planned budget and maintain a fantastic prom experience. Download the Free App for iPhone or Android. Read more

Are We Born to Spend?

When people routinely makes poor decisions regarding spending and borrowing money, should they blame their genetic background ("I inherited my mom's shopping gene"), or rather, fault the inadequate financial education they received at school? Read more

Practical Money Matters Podcast:
A Father's Day Message

This Father's Day, why not turn the holiday on its head and think about what you can do to teach your kids sound financial habits. While you're at it, consider whether you may be passing along bad habits by example. Listen now

Practical Money Matters Article:
Improving Women's Financial Literacy, Worldwide

If a woman's culture dictates that she should always put her family's financial needs ahead of her own, can she learn to set aside money for her own retirement without feeling guilty? This is just one of the questions asked at the 2013 Financial Literacy and Education Summit in April. Read more

Innovative Educator:
Theresa Hagelbarger
Villa Park High School
Villa Park, CA

Theresa Hagelbarger says you can't just teach out of a book to engage teens about financial literacy. They are outdated even after a year. She use what's happening in the real world as case studies to teach kids about money management. 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