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McDonald’s, Visa offer money tips to burger-flippers

December 4, 2008

McDonald’s and credit card company Visa are extending a hand to employees to help them figure out their personal finances in a deepening recession. The two have launched a free online money management course for workers at the hamburger chain’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial that people have the financial tools they need to spend responsibly and this collaborative effort is a critical part of addressing America’s financial illiteracy epidemic,” the companies said in a statement.

The online program, called Practical Money Skills for Life, is available in English and Spanish. In addition to access to the web site, employees will receive a printed “Wealth Watchers” budgeting guide.

We imagine there are plenty of Americans who could have used this kind of help 13 months ago.

Do you work at McDonald’s? Would you use this service? Let us know.

(Photo/Reuters)

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