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360 Degrees Program Celebrates Milestone Year

This year marks a decade since of the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy’s launch. Sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”), the program educates Americans on financial literacy and responsibility during every stage of their lives. In the last ten years, each state’s CPA society has participated, as well as over 2,500 financial education-related events were held. Other notable achievements include jumpstarting initiatives like Feed the Pig PSA campaignSave Wisely. Spend Happily, and Total Tax Insights.

Through the program’s initiatives, more young adults have become financially sound. For instance, according to an Ad Council survey, 62 percent of young adults last year said they are excellent or pretty good at managing their finances. This marks a 12 percent increase from the program’s first year in 2004.

Visit the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy website for more information on the program.

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