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Survey after survey shows that students are flunkies when it comes to personal finance. To help parents do a better job of educating their children, VISA announced this week it is expanding its online Practical Money Skills for Life consumer education program at www.edgate.com. The new site provides informative, entertaining and thought-provoking ways to teach children about money. Easy-to-implement programs, projects and games are enhanced with online calculators and links to other resources. The site content was written by Jayne Pearl, author of Kids and Money Giving Them the Savvy to Succeed Financially. Developed in partnership with the National Consumers League, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and EdGate.com, Inc., the existing Practical Money Skills for Life curriculum already includes sections for educators and young adults in the classroom. In addition to developing the curriculum and making it available, VISA is donating computer labs to schools, upgrading computer labs and training teachers how to use the program.

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