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Securities Division > News Archive  > For Immediate Release: April 6, 2009 Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita Kicks Off Financial Literacy Month With “Financial Football” Game in Indianapolis

Contact: Jim Gavin
317-233-8655
Media@sos.in.gov

 

Secretary Rokita's Indiana Investment Watch program promotes financial literacy in Hoosiers of all ages

(Indianapolis) – As part of national Financial Literacy Month, representatives from the office of Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will visit Scecina Memorial High School on Tuesday to kick off a game of "Financial Football" and talk to students about the importance of establishing healthy financial habits at a young age.

Financial Football is an interactive computer game promoted by Secretary Rokita's Indiana Investment Watch program that teaches students money management skills. It was created in partnership with VISA and the NFL. Teams of students compete by answering financial questions. Correct answers advance the team down the field while wrong answers lead to penalties and turnovers.Financial Football is an interactive computer game promoted by Secretary Rokita's Indiana Investment Watch program that teaches students money management skills. It was created in partnership with VISA and the NFL. Teams of students compete by answering financial questions. Correct answers advance the team down the field while wrong answers lead to penalties and turnovers.

Secretary Rokita's Indiana Investment Watch program, including Indiana Securities Commissioner Chris Naylor, will visit Mrs. Pam Brake's business class, starting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, to encourage students to adopt healthy financial habits.

"Financial Literacy Month promotes a better understanding of budgeting, saving, investing, credit card smarts and much more," said Secretary Rokita. "I believe a lack of financial literacy has played a significant role in causing our current economic problems. It's more important than ever for this younger generation to have a solid understanding of these concepts before they enter the ‘real world,' and Financial Football is a fun way to get students excited about these topics."

An online version of the game can be played at http://www.indianainvestmentwatch.com/.

About Indiana Investment Watch
Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita created the program Indiana Investment Watch to increase financial literacy in Hoosiers and to educate them about the various types of securities and mortgage loan broker fraud. The program is not funded by taxpayer dollars, but rather by the money collected from settlements in securities fraud cases.

For more information, please visit http://www.indianainvestmentwatch.com/. If you feel you have been the victim of investment fraud, please call the Secretary of State's Securities Division at 1-800-223-8791.

Media Contact: Jim Gavin: 317.233.8655 or media@sos.in.gov.

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