EmSpring is not in the business of selling investment products, so why would we devote valuable real estate on our home page to Financial Literacy?
Because we believe in our mission statement and it includes the word “protect.” Our clients commit great sums of money to provide compensation and benefits for employees and families who often have very little financial education. Stunningly few have even a basic understanding of budgeting and savings let alone investing for the future. Too many employees have a limited ability to protect themselves from making poor financial choices or following inappropriate advice about money. The very existence of The Money Tree and other payday loan sharks proves this point. With so much information available, the relatively simple guidelines and answers to our budgeting, savings, tax, legal, insurance and financial planning issues are often lost and people with something to sell fill in the void. To start on a safe path towards financial literacy, there is no better place to start than the AICPAs Financial Literacy website.
The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers general information for managing personal finances and does not recommend specific financial actions. For financial advice tailored to your situation, please contact an expert such as a CPA or a personal financial advisor.
EmSpring is heavily involved in the Financial Literacy initiatives sponsored by the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). We feel financial literacy education is so important and so under funded that we devote countless volunteer hours to programs in our home communities and conduct speaking engagements at high schools and colleges throughout the Northwest.
If you are interested in having a professional Financial Literacy speaker at your next educational function, please call EmSpring and ask for any one of our CPAs on staff!