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What's Your Financially Fit Story?

In honor of its 125th anniversary in 2012, the AICPA will publish a book, tentatively titled Raising Financially Fit Families, to help families better understand their finances with lessons from the experts: CPAs. Be a part of this unique publication by submitting an essay highlighting a personal or professional experience you had in on helping others, whether a family member or client, build a brighter financial future.

CPAs’ stories and lessons about savings, planning for big-picture purchases, paying for college and teaching children healthy and life-long money habits will be the centerpiece of the AICPA’s first foray into the consumer book market. Raising Financially Fit Families will be edited by New York Times best-selling author and National CPA Financial Literacy Commission member Sharon Lechter, CPA, whose books include Three Feet from Gold and Rich Dad Poor Dad as well as the newly released Outwitting the Devil. Each selected submission will include the author’s name, company or firm and state CPA society. Visit aicpa.org/financialliteracy for more information, sample essays and details on how to submit an essay for Raising Financially Fit Families.

Melora C. Heavey, AICPA Staff.Melora manages the CPA profession’s volunteer effort, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, and the award-winning public service campaign, Feed the Pig.  She serves as the staff liaison to the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, the leadership body and primary spokespeople for 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy.


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