|[June 11, 2014]
Financial Soccer Game Teaches Students Money Management Skills
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Learning financial skills is as easy and fun as playing a video game.
Just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Visa, Inc. has released Financial
Soccer, a new version of its fast-paced multiple-choice question
game. The updated game, which features improved graphics and new
questions, tests players' money management knowledge to advance down the
field and try to score goals.
"Learning about budgeting, saving and responsible spending are vital
skills all Americans should know," said Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach
Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. "Financial Soccer is a
wonderful way to get students interested in their personal finances."
Visa's Financial Soccer combines the world's most popular sport with a
high-quality financial literacy curriculum to create an innovative
approach for learning about money management, while tapping te passion
for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The game is designed for middle
school and high school students and includes lesson modules for teachers
"I wish this kind of educational video game existed when I was in
school," said Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee at an event promoting the
game's release. "Financial Soccer makes personal finance so fun and
entertaining - you almost forget you're learning."
Member Access Pacific (MAP), the nation's only aggregator of the Visa®
Debit Processing Service platform for credit unions, connects clients to
resources like Financial Soccer, furthering its commitment to promoting
financial literacy for all ages. Financial Soccer is part of Visa's free
financial education program, Practical
Money Skills, which offers educational resources for educators,
parents and students including personal finance articles, games and
About Member Access Pacific (MAP)
Member Access Pacific (MAP) is the nation's only card processing
aggregator of the Visa Debit Processing Service platform for credit
unions. MAP's special role in the marketplace provides their client
credit unions the unique opportunity to leverage the Technology,
Security, and Service of Visa for their members. As a credit union
service organization, MAP is committed to the credit union movement and
they value their credit union clients first and foremost. Working
directly with Visa, MAP offers customized, turn-key debit, credit, ATM,
mobile, prepaid-reloadable, and gift solutions - all supported by
five-star training, support and service. Learn more at www.mapacific.com.
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