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Super Spending

Seven out of ten households in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and San Antonio plan to hold “Super Bowl” parties. Nationally a Visa survey found that 66% of households will party on February 1st and shell-out $172 on average for the festivities. New York City “Super Bowl” celebrators will pony up $226 per party, followed by Orlando ($199), San Francisco ($192), Chicago ($191), Miami ($189) and Los Angeles ($186). Visa announced it has reached agreements with nineteen state governments to donate the “Financial Football” game and accompanying financial education curriculum to every high school in those states. To help parents begin the conversation about managing money with their children, Visa, the NFL and NFL PLAYERS have created an educational video game called “Financial Football” which can be played online for free at “”:

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