The American Institute of CPAs plans to publish its first book for the consumer market early next year.

The book, entitled “Save Wisely, Spend Happily,” combines the personal financial planning insights of 125 CPAs. It is scheduled to be published on January 3.

“Save Wisely, Spend Happily is a field guide to personal finance, one that can be read cover-to-cover or picked up in a pinch to navigate a specific topic,” said Ernie Almonte, who chairs the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. “It captures the expansive insight of trusted advisors in a quick and easy read that anyone can use to plan for college, educate their kids, save for retirement, survive a divorce or simply improve their financial standing.”

The book complements the AICPA’s 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy volunteer effort, which helps Americans understand their finances at all stages of life. It was published in honor of the AICPA’s 125th anniversary and benefits from the experience of best-selling author Sharon Lechter, who wrote the best-selling book “Rich Dad Poor Dad.”

"Save Wisely, Spend Happily will be available to the general public in both paperback and Kindle format on January 3 through AICPA members can begin purchasing the book now through CPA2Biz. Discounts are available for bulk orders. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support the CPA profession’s financial literacy efforts.

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