Guardians of the Galaxy

I love talking about money. And I’ve read comic books since I was a kid.

So I was definitely interested when I saw the news that Visa is partnering with Marvel to produce personal finance educational comic books.

The new comic, “Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan,” is meant to teach kids about “saving up for an emergency and how to save up for big-ticket items that they need but can’t normally buy.”

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