Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

"Knowing how to use a credit card wisely, shop for a mortgage, choose from a menu of employee benefits or save for retirement have never been more important than they are today. And yet too many people lack either the information or the incentive to know and understand how to make good decisions about personal finance. Clearly, education is the key to any effort to improve financial literacy."

Charles L. Evans
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Summit 2007
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"Financial literacy programs raise the quality of life for individuals and families. Visa was one of the first to promote financial literacy programs nationally through our Practical Money Skills for Life program and now through our university financial education portal, What's My Score."

Jason Alderman
Director of Financial
Education for Visa


Practical Money Skills for Life

What's My Score

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