To celebrate April as Financial Literacy Month, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is again conducting Jump$tart YourMoney (JYM) Week, April 24-30. Joining in the statewide effort to promote financial education, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants is offering free Financial Fitness Kits through public libraries across the state, including Ada Public Library, and online at www.KnowWhatCounts.org.

The sixth annual JYM Week brings organizations, businesses and schools together to educate all Oklahomans about money issues.

Although JYM Week offers classes and seminars statewide, the free Financial Fitness Kits, sponsored in part by Oklahoma Money Matters and Tinker Federal Credit Union, were created to help time-challenged Oklahomans.

The OSCPA Financial Fitness Kits include information on retirement planning, paying for college, starting a business, raising financially fit children and more. For the third year, the OSCPA is also partnering with libraries across Oklahoma for kit distribution.

“The feedback we get is so positive, we really had to keep doing the kits,” said Amy Welch, OSCPA communications director. “This year, to make it easier, we compiled all the information in one easy-to-carry, full-color booklet. And, yes, they’re still free.”

To find a distributing library or to download the kit, visit www.KnowWhatCounts.org.

Welch said the OSCPA offers the materials at no cost to help Oklahomans get information even if they can’t attend a JYM Week workshop or seminar.

Visit www.oklahomajumpstart.org for more information about the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition and JYM Week, including a calendar of events.

With more than 6,600 members in public practice, industry, government and education, the OSCPA is Oklahoma's only statewide professional association of certified public accountants. For 90 years, the organization has provided professional education, conducted quality reviews and promoted and maintained high standards of integrity and competence within the accounting profession.

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