Texas Society of CPAs Promotes Financial Literacy Month

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Offers Free, Non-commercial Personal Finance Resources in April

In an effort to encourage the importance of financial responsibility and to help the public establish and maintain healthy personal finance habits, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants is helping to promote April as Financial Literacy Month.

People are looking for new ways to save money and TSCPA, along with many other nonprofit and government organizations, are offering free non-commercial financial literacy resources.

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

Visitors of the site may upload tip and activity sheets, a budgeting worksheet, 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 and videos.

TSCPA also posted a “30 Days of Financial Literacy” list to help teach families about financial responsibility.

In addition, TSCPA compiled a list of smart money management and no-cost to low-cost 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 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.

Contact: Kelly Hardwick
972-687-8652 or 800-428-0272, ext. 652
khardwick(at)tscpa(dot)net

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