Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2010 is Virginia Financial Literacy Month!

April 2010 is Virginia Financial Literacy Month! The VSCPA participates in the month as part of its award-winning Financial Fitness campaign to improve the financial health of all Virginians. The VSCPA hopes the commemorative month, along with other outreach activities, will build awareness for the importance of wise money management as well as encourage other Virginia organizations to make a difference in financial education.

This is the fourth year that the VSCPA has participated in Virginia Financial Literacy Month. I’m very excited this year because the Society is doing some new activities using social media as well as our annual public service events.

Financial Fitness Workshops
To celebrate Virginia Financial Literacy Month, the VSCPA is holding free financial literacy workshops for the public led by experienced VSCPA members. A virtual workshop titled "Exercise Your Financial Future" will be held on Tuesday, April 6. The workshop designed for women called “Money-Wise Women” will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Richmond CPA Center in Innsbrook. Feel free to pass this info along to your clients. They can register at

Financial Fitness Day
The VSCPA will hold a statewide “Financial Fitness Day” community service event on Saturday, April 24. Volunteer CPAs will man informational booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-marts, shopping malls and other locations across Virginia to offer free resources and materials to the public. Booths will be set up in Charlottesville, Dulles, Fairfax, Harrisonburg, Martinsville, Norfolk, Richmond and Virginia Beach. Visit the Financial Fitness website for exact locations.

Social Media
The VSCPA launched a Financial Fitness Facebook page to share important money management resources with the public. We also created a Financial Fitness Twitter account to share quick tidbits of financial information. New for this year, we’ll be tweeting a financial tip every day in April!

The VSCPA and its members are very passionate about this important issue. We continue to grow our financial literacy initiative to educate Virginians of all ages on money management and fiscal responsibility topics. None of these programs would be possible without the VSCPA members who volunteer their time.

Would you like to get involved with financial literacy? The VSCPA welcomes new volunteers for tax and financial literacy programs year round. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this online form.

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