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The Expanding Impact and Reach of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning

Since its first issue published in 1990, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP) has been expanding its impact and reach by connecting financial educators, counselors, coaches, and planners to important scholarly research related to...

Financial Executive Orientation, Information Source, and Financial Satisfaction of Young Adults

Work, Remuneration, and Negotiation for Pay in Early Adolescence: Exploring Early Causes of Gender Pay Inequity

Combining Adult Education and Professional Development Best Practice to Improve Financial Education Teacher Training


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Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or divulge  personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow the...

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With the end of summer upon us, we take this opportunity to reflect on the first part of the year, and prepare for what is to come! It has been a busy and productive few months with new professional development programs, statewide community engagement events, additional partnerships and new possibilities. It is clearer than ever to...

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The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has awarded fellowships to 50 military spouses seeking to earn their AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) designation to provide military service members and their families one-on-one and group financial counseling and education.


Four out of five Americans owe some kind of debt and that makes many of us ripe targets for illicit operators that use illegal techniques to collect debts – including red ink that may never have been incurred. Today, the nonprofit and noncommercial Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) issued a first-ever Consumer Bulletin about consumer debt collection abuses.


Ambitious Statewide "Building the Bridge" Program Launched to Encourage More Ohio Residents to Save and Invest for Retirement; Events Planned in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati/Dayton.


"Building a Bridge": Public TV Documentary, 3 Community Events & Pro Bono Financial Counseling and Planning Part of Ambitious Campaign Across Ohio.


Opportunity for Military Spouses to Earn A Career-Enhancing Credential While Providing Financial Readiness to Military Service Members and Families.


"This year's award winners represent diversity in innovation, expertise and leadership," said AFCPE Executive Director, Rebecca Wiggins. "Our members are making incredible accomplishments across financial education, research, and practice – setting the standard for the important work happening in our field."


For the participants in the Community Financial Empowerment Certification Program, this opportunity provides value twofold. It allows them to build upon the knowledge they are learning in their training, by working with a highly skilled and qualified AFC® certified professional; but it also allows them to take a moment to focus on their financial needs. For social service providers who are continually putting the needs of others first, this event provides the chance to build financial empowerment and well-being in their lives.


Visa Inc. and the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) today announced the launch of a new program designed to provide veterans with professional financial management support. The Visa Veterans Financial Outreach Program will provide free, unbiased financial counseling with the initial goal of assisting 1,500 veterans over the next year. 


Aligning with shared values of professional development and diversity, the Association of Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) and the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) are proud to announce their partnership to provide the highest standard of professional certification training to credit union professionals.


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