Financial Football is an interactive online game centered on educating youth on personal finance by using the game to convey financial concepts. It’s brought to you by Visa, through the website Practical Money Skills for Life, and the National Football League (NFL) who teamed together to teach financial concepts using the game of football.
Teams compete by answering financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns. Choose your game difficulty, single or multiplayer, game length, and play as your favorite team.
Basic game premise: as you play football you’ll need to answer financial questions in order to make plays from a selection provided.
- Rookie (Ages 11-14)
- Pro (Ages 14-18)
- Hall of Fame (18+)
Choose Single or Head-to-Head
Play by yourself or with another person.
- Half (10 Minutes)
- Full (20 Minutes)
- Extended (30 Minutes)
Select a Team
Choose from 32 NFL Teams.
Financial Football Game Lessons
The following are lessons that accompany the game.
Every Play Counts in Budgeting
Creating a realistic and specific budget is key to managing your money. In this module, you will learn how to build and maintain a budget that aligns with your goals
Aim for Strong Stats, Why Credit Counts
Building and managing your credit responsibly is crucial for reaching financial goals. This module will develop your awareness of what credit is, how personal creditworthiness is built and maintained, and the factors to consider in choosing different types of loans.
Avoiding Fumbles with Debt Management
Understanding the costs and benefits of debt is essential to managing it effectively throughout life. This 45-minute module will prepare you to think critically about types of debt, debt loads, and strategies for managing debt.
Choosing Your Team: Finding a Financial Institution
Examining how financial institutions operate and the services they provide is a key part of making the most of your money. This 45-minute module will help you learn how to choose banking services, use debit and prepaid cards, and understand the factors to consider when managing electronic and mobile banking.
Avoiding Injury with Identity Theft Protection
Identity theft protection and fraud prevention are incredibly important aspects of a healthy financial life. This 45-minute module empowers you to manage risks, monitor your financial lives, and take preventive action to protect your financial futures.
Planning Routes for Life Events
Each phase of life brings its own unique adventures requiring complex decision-making. This 45-minute module helps build your financial awareness and skills so you can navigate the challenges and opportunities life presents.
Get a Game Plan for Saving
Savings is essential to building wealth and reaching financial goals. This 45-minute module will help you build your saving awareness and skills.
Start playing financial football and learn more about the basics of personal finance.