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August 13, 2007

Only 5% of Kids Learn Vital Life Skill of Money Management in Class

A new survey released by Visa shows "that only 5 percent of adults learned about the vital life skill of money management in elementary or high school -- a surprisingly low number. The Visa survey of 1,000 cardholders also found that less than half of people (48 percent) learned about money management from their parents while 41 percent were self-taught or learned the hard way. "

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June 07, 2007

GE Money, Yahoo! Telemundo Focus on Hispanic Financial Education

GE Money and Yahoo! Telemundo have announced the launch of ‘Soluciones Financieras’, an online financial education solution that features Spanish-language personal finance tools and information designed to empower Hispanics to succeed in their financial lives. According to the two companies, "U.S. Hispanics are projected to spend over $926 billion this year; however, research shows they have less understanding and experience managing personal financial matters compared to the average non-Hispanic consumer."

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March 29, 2007

Visa Launches National Financial Education Program for College Students

Visa USA has announced the national launch of its What's My Score program - including giving away 5,000 free FICO credit scores - to college students. The launch coincides with the release of a new survey of credit and debit cardholders that shows that only 17 percent of those surveyed knew their FICO credit score by the time they were 21 years old.

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January 11, 2007

Wells Fargo Expands Online Game for Financial Education

Wells Fargo has announced it has "added more challenging financial education content -- and entertaining activities -- to Stagecoach Island, its multi-player, online role-playing game for high school and college age students. When Wells Fargo piloted the Stagecoach Island game more than a year ago it became the first financial institution to use an online role-playing game to make financial education fun."

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August 30, 2006

Visa Quarterly Focuses On Emerging Markets

The new issue of the Visa Quarterly focuses on emerging markets in an interview with Visa International's Debbie Arnold, vice president and managing director for emerging markets. Other articles include Financial Literacy Unveiled, Visa's Remittance Solutions, a look at WAY Systems' Mobile Transaction Terminal, and Credit Bureaus and Visa.

February 26, 2006

The Personal Finance Blogs - Money Bloggers

This week's Business Week reports on a new category of personal finance blogs called "money bloggers" - where the authors discuss their personal financial situations, their goals and strategies, and share their financial results as they make their moves.

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Breaking The Cycle of Bad Credit

Sonja Ryst reports for Business Week the for many young adults in the 25-to-35 age group, credit-card debt can seem insurmountable. Her "Five for the Money" column lists five specific steps to follow to get control of credit card spending and reduce credit card debt.

Oprah - America's Debt Diet

Oprah Winfrey has announced America's Debt Diet, a multipart series on The Oprah Winfrey Show focused on helping Americans get out of debt.

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January 16, 2006

Recommended Reading: Financial Planning

Becky Bright reports for the Wall St. Journal on financial planner Elizabeth Jetton's favorite books.

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