February 3, 2012
DiNapoli: Kickoff Superbowl XLVI With Financial Football
As the Giants and Patriots get set to kickoff Super Bowl XLVI this weekend, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli reminds New York State students to tackle their financial future and play Financial Football, an interactive money management game with a football theme.
“Young adults in New York should know how to make intelligent money management decisions as early as possible,” said DiNapoli. “Financial Football is a great way to get students and young adults interested in their finances by giving them the tools they can use to make smart financial decisions. This is a great program and a great partnership between my office, the NFL and Visa.”
As part of an ongoing financial educational effort, DiNapoli, in collaboration with the National Football League (NFL) and Visa Inc. have created Financial Football, an NFL-themed educational video game that combines the excitement of football with financial education questions.
Financial Football is a fast-paced game that also includes companion classroom lesson modules for teachers who want to expand and reinforce financial lessons for students. The four modules, each designed for a standard class period, cover skills and information to help students build strong financial futures. The game is available in ten different languages and can be played online or ordered at no cost at www.yourmoneynewyork.com or www.newyork.financialfootball.com.
Financial Football puts students’ fiscal knowledge to the test by combining the structure and rules of the NFL with financial education questions of varying difficulty. To score points, a player must correctly answer a series of money management questions. Wrong answers and penalties can cost yards.
About Comptroller DiNapoli’s Your Money New York Web Site: An easy-to-use, multilingual site that covers credit cards and consumer debt, home mortgages, savings and investments, insurance, and protection against identity theft and financial scams. The site includes access to interactive calculators and DiNapoli’s Open Book New York website, which brings detailed information on state and local government finances to taxpayers through a centralized, user-friendly platform.