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Welcome to the Brazos Valley Chapter of Certified Public Accountants (BVCPA) website.  The BVCPA is the Brazos Valley’s local chapter of the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). 

We are a professional organization committed to the welfare of our member CPA’s as well as initiatives such as Financial Literacy which benefit the greater Brazos Valley. 

 CHILDREN'S BOOKS DONATED

The Brazos Valley Chapter Chapter of Certified Public Accountants (BVCPA) is pleased to announce our recent donation of 13 books each to the Bryan and Larry J. Ringer Public Libraries.  All titles donated are found on the Oregon’s Office of the State Treasurer Recommended Reading List, and are available to help keep your children reading and learning that money really doesn’t grow on trees.  We have also donated a DVD, “The Money Mammals,” to each library.  This DVD is designed to teach children about money by helping them to learn to share, save, and spend smart.  Our nation’s recent economic difficulties have highlighted the ever-present need to treat financial literacy as a priority for children, and area CPA’s are proud to assist parents in doing so.  You can find the following titles at each of the two aforementioned libraries, courtesy of the BVCPA:

 

Books:

-Arthur Breaks the Bank

-Arthur’s Funny Money

-Arthur’s Honey Bear

-Beatrice’s Goat

-The Berenstain Bears’ Mad, Mad Mad Toy Craze

-The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money

-A Dollar For Penny

-How to Make a Million

-I Shop With My Daddy

-The Kids' Guide to Money Cents

-Just Shopping With Mom

-A Quarter From The Tooth Fairy

-Tight Times

 

For a brief description of each book, please visit amazon.com.

 

DVD:

-The Money Mammals

For more information on the Money Mammals, please visit www.themoneymammals.com/.

 

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We are also pleased to offer, in conjunction with the TSCPA, a helpful new publication,

When Baby Makes Three. 

When Baby Makes Three is a nine-month checklist to get your growing family’s personal finances in order.  While pregnancy is an exciting time to prepare for your little one’s birth, and is the time for picking out names and painting the nursery, we also encourage you to use this most special period of your life to get your family’s financial house in order before bringing home Baby.  We hope you find this When Baby Makes Three helpful during this most wonderful time.  And, most importantly, on behalf our entire Chapter, ‘Congratulations!’”

 

 Another PUBLIC SERVICE is the personal finance web site www.ValueYourMoney.org. where you will find articles related to personal finance with links to the full articles on our Web site or on other sites. Fasten your seat belt for information about important money matters to help you soar toward financial success and encourage your clients, colleagues, family, and friends to get their ticket to financial well-being online at  Peanuts and beverage service optional.

 

Welcome to the Texas Society of CPAs’ (TSCPA) exclusive monthly e-newsletter Take Off!. In your virtual seatback, you will find articles related to personal finance with links to the full articles on our Web site or on other sites. Fasten your seat belt for information about important money matters to help you soar toward financial success and encourage your clients, colleagues, family, and friends to get their ticket to financial well-being online at www.ValueYourMoney.org. Peanuts and beverage service optional.

2010 FINANCIAL FITNE$$ CALENDARS ARE HERE
The 2010 Financial Fitne$$ calendars are a great way to start the New Year. With tips and pointers for every month, you can plan to stick to this resolution throughout the entire year. The free 2010 calendars are now available! Order yours today by sending your name and mailing address to aroth@tscpa.net. The printed calendars are reserved for Texas residents only.  But hurry, there are a limited number of calendars available.

 QUICK POLL: WHAT ARE YOUR FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS?

The holidays have come and gone and the damage has been done.  The month of January is often spent recuperating and getting back into the swing of things.  January is also the month where many resolutions will be made … and broken.  Now that you’ve renewed your gym membership, how do you plan to get your finances back in shape?  What’s your No. 1 financial resolution?  Do you plan to pay down debt, save money or organize your records?  Take our poll and tell us your top 2010 financial resolution.  2010 Financial Resolutions Poll

 

FINANCIAL RECORDKEEPING: WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO TOSS

If your financial papers are in a heap, resolve to get organized for the New Year. Yes, it’s okay to discard your pay stub from April 2006. In fact, you can get rid of all your pay stubs once you’ve checked them against the W-2 form received from your employer. For this and other helpful financial recordkeeping organizational tips, check out the printable checklist from Texas CPAs. Financial Recordkeeping Checklist

 

DISABILITY INSURANCE: HOW TO TAILOR THE POLICY TO YOUR NEEDS

If you become disabled and are unable to work, the bills will still need to be paid. Texas CPAs recommend having adequate disability insurance to avoid the depletion of savings or the accumulation of serious debt caused by a disabling illness or injury. Other valuable personal finance information on dealing with death, divorce and disaster is available in the Life Crisis section of ValueYourMoney.org.

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