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Treasurer distributes Financial Football game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Middle and high schools across Tennessee are getting copies of a computer game designed as a fun way to improve financial literacy.

According to a news release from state Treasurer David Lillard's office, the Financial Football game has players answer financial questions in order to move their teams down the field and score. The questions test students' knowledge of things like budget planning, saving, spending and investing.

The game was developed by Visa Inc. and is being promoted by the National Football League and the Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition.

Lillard said the game is an innovative way to teach young people basic money-handling concepts that will serve them well throughout their lives.