OKLAHOMA CITY — Helping to promote financial education statewide, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants is offering free Financial Fitness Kits through about 100 public libraries statewide, including the ones in Tahlequah, Hulbert and Kansas, and online at www.KnowWhatCounts.org.

According to the 2020 Prosperity Now Scorecard, 42.5 percent of Oklahoma households live in liquid asset poverty, meaning they lack savings to make ends meet for three months at the poverty level if their income is interrupted.

The OSCPA’s free Financial Fitness Kits include sections on establishing a budget, getting out of and staying out of debt, avoiding scams, paying for college, and more. Library patrons are encouraged to contact local libraries to learn about safety guidelines amid COVID-19 precautions.

“We are living in extremely difficult times, so this free information assembled by our CPA members can help many Oklahoma families,” said Amy Welch, vice president of communications for the OSCPA. “We’re grateful to the libraries and our partners for helping us get these valuable kits into the hands of Oklahomans.”

The 2020 OSCPA Financial Fitness Kits are sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union; Peters & Chandler, P.C.; Finley & Cook Certified Public Accountants and Retirement Investment Advisors. Digital versions of the Financial Fitness Kits can also be downloaded from www.KnowWhatCounts.org.

With more than 6,500 members in public practice, industry, government and education, the OSCPA is Oklahoma's only statewide professional association of CPAs. For more money tips, including articles, visit www.KnowWhatCounts.org. For a free CPA referral that includes a 30-minute consultation, visit www.FindYourCPA.com.

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