PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), a partner in the Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, has joined with more than 40 government agencies, educational institutions, trade associations, corporations, and sponsors of education programs to promote Financial Education Month throughout the month of April 2014.
Financial Education Month is designed to spotlight a year-round commitment to financial education. The PICPA partners with local libraries, Girl Scout troops, and other community organizations to improve understanding of personal financial issues. Nationally, the CPA profession reaches about 100 million Americans through communications and Web traffic to www.360financialliteracy.org.
“We are proud to be a part of an effort that draws statewide attention to the need for personal finance basics, such as money management, saving and investing, and use of credit,” says Michael D. Colgan, executive director and CEO of the PICPA.
In addition to individual activities planned by its partners, the Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition itself will hold an expo and press conference on April 9 in the rotunda at the state Capitol.
The Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit organization with more than 40 partners working together to improve students’ understanding of personal finance basics. For more information about Pennsylvania Jump$tart or Financial Education Month, visit the coalition’s website at www.pajumpstart.org.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is a premiere statewide association of more than 22,000 members working in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Founded in 1897, the PICPA is the second-oldest and fourth-largest state CPA organization in the United States. To learn more about the PICPA and find resources and story ideas, visit our Press Room at www.picpa.org/pressroom.