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Oct 8, 2010

Drew Brees

Financial Literacy is Bipartisan

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees wrote a compelling op-ed about financial literacy running in today’s Politico. In the piece, Brees speaks personally about the missteps he made in college and why he feels so passionately about helping Americans improve their money management skills.

The importance of financial literacy is truly bipartisan, as evidenced by the diverse line up of Members in the House Financial Literacy Caucus. President Bush created the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and President Obama continues to elevate the issue with Education Secretary Duncan and Treasury Secretary Geithner taking the lead for the Administration. You can see Michelle Greene, Obama’s former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education and Financial Access, at the Financial Literacy and Education Summit we held with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago earlier this year.

Brees’ op-ed reminds us of the need for financial literacy and why both Democrats and Republicans see it as an important component in improving our collective economic health.

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Posted by: Jason Alderman, Visa Corporate Relations on October 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Sep 13, 2010

Drew Brees: Financial Football MVP

This week, we launched an updated version of Financial Football—our free, financial literacy video game. In all respects, this 2.0 version is better, stronger and faster than the original game we launched in 2005. The new game has more personal finance questions, better graphics, more game play options and a broader reach. The game also now has three distinct age options—a mode for middle schoolers, another for high school students and one for adults.

In addition to being playable online, this new game represents the first iPad and iPhone games Visa has produced. The HD iPad version is already in the top 10 on iTunes in the free educational games and sports games categories.

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Posted by: Jason Alderman, Visa Corporate Relations on September 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm