Financial Literacy

Merchants & Farmers Bank is excited to collaborate with Marvel Comics® and Visa® to promote Financial Literacy and make it a core value in our community. Adults gaining knowledge on financial literacy can help save their children from making the same financial mistakes. Practical Money Skills, Financial Football and the Comic Books make it easy for families to teach their children how to save and the importance of being financially stable at an early age.
Practical Money Skills

Visa's® free financial education program, Practical Money Skills, helps people improve their money management skills and is an interactive guide to budgeting, saving, financial calculators, games, lesson plans, resources, and more money topics to set children on a path to financial fitness. It is designed for teachers, parents, students, and consumers of all ages to help improve their personal finance.

Learning about money is fun. Visit the Practical Money Skills website and find everything you need to master the essentials of personal money management.

Financial Football
Financial Football is a fast-paced interactive video game created by Visa® and the NFL®. Children of all ages learn key concepts about saving and spending, budgeting, and the wise use of credit in preparation for gameplay. Ready to get your game on? Run, pass, and score your way to financial success today! Visit Financial Football to test your money skills and give your brain a workout with these fun and educational games.

The custom edition Comic Books, Black Panther, Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy were created by Marvel Comics® and Visa® and include financial literacy exercises.

The comics combine Marvel's iconic super heroes with Visa's financial literacy expertise to introduce young readers to fundamental money management concepts in an entertaining and engaging way, which teach young people about personal finance.

Black panther
When small businesses thrive, everyone benefits. Follow along with Black Panther and Shuri as they fend off waves of A.I.M. soldiers at the International Technology Conference, in this educational comic. Learn how King T'Challa and his sister, Shuri use budgeting and charitable giving to build a strong financial foundation. This action-packed comic comes with activity worksheets and puzzles to use with your children or students.

Check out a digital version of Black Panther.

Join the Avengers in this exciting educational comic about saving money and saving the day. The heroes team up to defeat Mole Man and his evil army, all while learning important financial skills. The action-packed comic features a budgeting worksheet, finance terms, and more.

Check out a digital version of Avengers.

Guardians of the galaxy
Join the Guardians of the Galaxy in this exciting comic about the importance of saving money and teaching kids about wants and needs. The collector's item financial literacy comic has a fast-paced plot where the characters learn the importance of saving and managing personal finances, while defeating the evil Collector and Robo-Pests. The educational comic features a mini-game activity worksheet, finance terms, and more.

Check out a digital version of Guardians of the Galaxy.