Guide to Financial Literacy

The Governing Guide to Financial Literacy, Volume 2, is a resource for newly elected public officials, budget officers, government leaders and department heads.

This Guide provides relevant knowledge to public leaders to help them better determine their jurisdiction’s financial health. Inside you’ll find everything from an overview of accounting concepts to the steps you can take to improve your jurisdiction’s financial health:

Financial Health at a Glance - A snapshot of research findings identifying state and local government leaders’ understanding of financial health.
What is Financial Health? - An overview of basic accounting and financial health concepts.
How to Measure Financial Health? - Key strategies for determining your jurisdiction’s financial health.
How to Improve Financial Health? - Tips for enhancing your jurisdiction’s health now and in the future.


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