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Back-to-School Present

VISA is giving away 50,000 free solar calculators through its “Practical Money Skills for Life” Web site to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents, students, teachers, or anyone who would benefit from a new calculator, can go to the home page of the “Practical Money Skills for Life” Web site to submit a mailing address so VISA can send the free calculator. To date, more than 15,000 free calculators have been sent to educators nationwide. At the “Practical Money Skills for Life” Web site teachers can also access free lesson plans, as well as teacher guides, overheads and worksheets to help students develop personal finance, budgeting and money management skills. For parents and students, there are interactive games designed to teach financial responsibility and important concepts such as earning, saving and budgeting money. For more information visit: “http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com”:http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com.

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