Financial Football Tackles Financial Literacy
By Eric Reed
CHICAGO ( MainStreet) --Following its seventh annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit, the Federal Reserve lightened the mood with a visit from Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus. The gridiron legend came by to introduce the newest version of Financial Football, a computer game put together by the Federal Reserve and Visa, Inc. to educate children about the realities of the marketplace.
"I know a lot of you students probably never heard of me," Butkus joked to an auditorium packed with local high school students who, based on their cheers, most certainly had.
Also see: Jugaad to Help Fight Economic SharksStudents from Lindblom and Theodore Roosevelt high schools in Chicago attended the event and split into two teams to play a demo game. As staff loaded the presentation behind him, Butkus spoke to the students about the importance of paying attention to finance and budgeting even at a young age. He even credited his start as a football player to good influences about his money at an early age. "At 14 I lied about my age and I was a furniture mover--I got 16 bucks a day," Butkus said. "
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