The American Institute of CPAs has relaunched its 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy site with personalized interactive tools and information to help users better manage their finances.

The AICPA introduced 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy in 2004 as a national volunteer effort by the CPA profession to improve the financial understanding of all Americans.

“We believe financial education is a lifelong endeavor from encouraging children to get into the savings habit to helping adults plan for retirement,” said Jordan Amin, chair of the AICPA National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, in a statement.

The new site emphasizes user interaction and streamlined content delivery. It features a “My 360” tool which allows registered users to create a customizable dashboard featuring articles and resources to help them make informed financial decisions based on their responses to questions pertaining to their life stage and employment status.

By registering with the site, individuals can sign up to receive monthly newsletters, consumer alerts and weekly tips, and learn about financial literacy events organized by their state CPA society.

Content on the site is organized by 10 life stages and 13 key topics. Additional features include the ability to rate and comment on articles; an enhanced “Ask the Money Dr.” section for consumers who are looking for guidance about personal financial matters; RSS feeds; and a widget to add to Web sites and blogs.

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