Have You Fed the Pig Lately?

Are you concerned about how you will afford your child’s college education with shrinking balances in your savings accounts? Do you need direction on how to assist your aging parents with their financial needs? Do you want to find ways to spend less each month? Helpful and understandable information on these and so many other questions is now available at your fingertips.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) launched 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy (www.360financialliteracy.org) to address the alarming deficiency in Americans’ understanding of how financial issues affect them at different stages of their lives. This information is free and offers key strategies, tools, research and articles that can help you as you better manage your personal finances.

The AICPA also sends free weekly e-mail saving tips to help you stay on course. To sign up to receive these e-mails (that are mainly targeted toward younger citizens), visit www.FeedthePig.org.

Now more than ever, we need to be smart about our money.

This article was originally published in Illuminations: Facts & Figures from people with a brighter way, a Rea & Associates enewsletter, Nov. 12, 2008.

Note: This content is accurate as of the date published above and is subject to change. Please seek professional advice before acting on any matter contained in this article.