Texas Society of CPAs Features Financial Literacy Videos

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TSCPA Offers Tips on How to Address Current Economic Stresses

As a way to promote April as Financial Literacy Month and to help families tackle the strains of today’s economic struggles, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants features a collection of personal finance videos that address issues many Americans are currently facing.

More than ever before, people are looking for ways to save money and TSCPA, offers free, non-commercial financial literacy resources that include the online videos.

As part of this financial literacy outreach, TSCPA maintains a consumer website, http://www.ValueYourMoney.org that provides personal finance information categorized in life stages such as childhood, high school, college, parenthood and life crisis.

In addition to the videos at http://www.valueyourmoney.org/personal-finance-video/index.asp, visitors of the site may upload activity sheets, a budgeting worksheet, a pet ownership form, a nine month financial planning guide for expectant parents, a “Texans for Financial Literacy” Facebook Group page, and relevant money management materials.

In addition, TSCPA posted a “30 Family Finance Tips for 30 Days in April” list to help teach families about financial responsibility, and to pick up 30 days worth of smart saving and spending tips.

TSCPA also compiled a list of smart money management and low-cost to no-cost summer savings activities in English and Spanish.

ABOUT FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH
In 2000, The Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy began promoting April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month and in 2003 the United States Congress showed its support. Senate Resolution 48 and House Resolution 127 asked President George W. Bush to declare April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month.

At that time, governors of eight states had already named the month of April as such. April was named National Financial Literacy Month by the passing of Senate Resolution 316 with unanimous consent, championed by Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii).

ABOUT TSCPA
TSCPA (http://www.tscpa.org) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and has more than 29,000 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in the United States. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.

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