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Celebrating a Life of Service

MLK-Day-of-Service“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day commemorating the extraordinary work and sacrifice of an incredible man; a day when people across the country strive to answer King’s question by coming together to serve their neighbors and communities. King is best known for his dedication to the advancement of civil rights, and, in his later years, poverty eradication and economic justice.

The MLK Day of Service is part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative, asking Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

MLK Day provides the opportunity to start the year off right by making a positive impact on your community. It should not be a day of rest, but a day of action. CPAs across the US dedicate time throughout the year by volunteering to help Americans better understand and manage their finances. Whether through speaking to a local group, providing one-on-one financial counseling, or sharing money-saving tips through social media, every little bit helps. Consider using this day, and the time leading up to the busy season, to help strengthen your community and build stronger financial understanding.

So, what are you doing for others? Inspire your fellow CPAs to get active by sharing your volunteer stories below.

Ernest A. Almonte, CPA, MST, CFF, CITP, CGFM, Chief Visionary Officer and CEO, Almonte Group LLC. Ernie is chair of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. He founded and serves as the Chief Visionary Officer for Almonte Group LLC., a full service accounting and consulting firm providing tax, audit, anti-fraud, expert witness testimony, forensic accounting and consulting services.

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