Financial literacy

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CPAs Call for More Financial Literacy Education After U.S. Students Disappoint on OECD Test

Your teen may be tech-savvy enough to help you stream episodes of “Game of Thrones,” but chances are you can’t expect them to display the same level of sophistication when it comes to understanding even the most basic financial concepts, according to a recent financial literacy survey.
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Louisiana CPA Reaches Out to Youngest Students

Do you make sure your clients are financially responsible when they get out of college? Get their first job? Get married? One CPA thinks second grade is the right time.
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CFPB Study Underscores Need for Financial Literacy

A new report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggests the amount of money spent on financial marketing greatly outweighs the amount of money spent on financial education.
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Georgia CPAs Take Financial Literacy Lessons to the Schools

Eighth grade students across Georgia got a leg up on basic concepts of financial literacy during the Georgia Society of CPAs' (GSCPA) inaugural Financial Literacy Student Outreach initiative.
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Survey Finds Friends Determine Millennials' Financial Habits

When it comes to determining their financial habits, a new survey suggests Millennials are still relying on the oldest network in the world to guide their decisions: their friends.
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North Carolina CPAs Help Families 'Make Cents' of Financial Future

This fall, CPAs from the North Carolina Association of CPAs will step up to help families in their state fill the financial literacy gap when the association hosts its fifth annual Making Cents: A Financial Literacy Program.
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CPAs Go 'Back to Class' for Ohio Students

On November 13, over 1,500 CPAs will head into fifth and sixth grade classes across Ohio to teach FETCH!, a fun financial literacy game that teaches students how to budget and spend wisely, avoid debt, and save for a rainy day to ensure a healthy financial future.
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Young Americans: OSCPA's New Video Series to Boost Financial Literacy

America's young adults face some of the most difficult financial challenges today – staggering student loan and credit card debt, a tough job market, and an uncertain economic future.
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Making Dreams a Reality: Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Annual Meeting

What better place to encourage people to make dreams a reality than at the very doorstep of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. That's where BAP will host its 2013 Annual Meeting.
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Alaska CPAs Promote Financial Literacy at Summer Bear Paw Festival

On July 12 through July 14, volunteers from the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA) will turn out to promote financial literacy at the 2013 Bear Paw Festival – Roundup at the Bear Paw Corral, in Eagle River, Alaska.
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AICPA Survey Finds Money Worries Taking Toll on Americans' Waistlines, Well-being

Feeling a little paunchy around the middle or particularly irritable when you pull into work in the morning? Don't blame it all on processed sugar or your two-hour commute. A recent AICPA survey found money worries are making many Americans impatient, unhealthy, and sleep deprived.
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Survey Finds Parents Flagging as Financial Role Models

Turns out American kids aren't the only ones with a foggy idea about the financial future. According to a recent study by T. Rowe Price, many parents are also neglecting to prepare for their families' long-term financial stability.
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CEE Details New Standards for Financial Literacy

On April 16, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) released its National Standards for Financial Literacy. The standards are a framework for the content and skills the CEE believes should be contained in a K-12 personal finance curriculum.
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Feed the Pig for Tweens Teaches Children Money Management Skills

With so many vital lessons to instill in their preteen children in just a few short years, it's no surprise many parents often overlook teaching their children one of the most basic and practical skills – how to handle their money.

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