4. April 2011 11:40
Tax preparation is a time for many to review their current finances and changes they may want to make. April is Financial Literacy Month, which means many organizations are hosting events and activities across the state to help people with that process. The Governor also joined the effort by making a proclamation to call attention to the importance having the basics of money management.
Many of the organizations have pooled together their resources for local events and Money Smart Week Washington (4/23-4/30). Collaborations like this are a great way to leverage resources and different organizations’ strengths within a community. Across the state, there are several examples of how this approach has been used to bring financial education to large and small cities and towns. CPAs have been great partners in these efforts.
If you are thinking about sharing your knowledge, this is a good time to start or consider what you could do in throughout the year. You can find an opportunity to help with the efforts by volunteering to be a presenter, supporting efforts and events for Money Smart Week or sharing information with clients, co-workers or family and friends. WSCPA members have access to materials for students of all ages through the website and can view requests for CPA speakers. You can also visit the website hosted by DFI to learn more about events planned for the month, consumer resources and additional ways to get involved by clicking here.
For more information about resources available through the WSCPA Financial Literacy Program, email email@example.com.