Financial illiteracy is a huge problem in the U.S. Americans spend $1.22 for every $1.00 earned. In response, the AICPA, with the support of the state CPA societies, developed the award-winning 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program.
What is 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy?
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a multi-faceted effort, spearheaded by the AICPA, with the support of state CPA societies. The program encourages CPAs to take a broad leadership role in volunteering to educate the American public, from school children to retirees, on financial topics that apply specifically to their particular stage of life. Throughout the country thousands of CPAs are volunteering in their own communities to improve the nation’s financial literacy. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Consumer Web site
At the AICPA's financial literacy Web site, consumers can find information to help them make sound financial decisions at every stage of their lives, from childhood to retirement. A new section of the Web site, Ask the Money Dr., helps consumers access financial advice from CPAs.
CPA Financial Literacy Resource Center
CPAs and the state CPA societies can find information to use in educating consumers at a new online resource center. It features a free CPE course and toolkits created by the AICPA and the California Society of CPAs that are tailored to each life stage and include a PowerPoint presentation and fact sheets.
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The CPA Profession: Leading the Way in Improving Americas’ Financial Understanding