News & Publications

Financial Literacy and Long- and Short-Term Financial Behavior in Different Age Groups

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between financial literacy and financial behaviors among various age groups. Financial literacy was measured in three ways: objective financial knowledge, subjective financial knowledge or...

The Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Instruction: The Role of Individual Development Accounts Participation and the Intensity of Instruction

Low- and Moderate-Income Tax Filers Underestimate Tax Refunds: Implications for Financial Counseling and Policy

Personality Traits and Financial Satisfaction: Investigation of a Hierarchical Approach

Login to myAFCPE® for full access to the Journal.

Forgot Password?

This year it seems that many of the events in the last decade have generated, not only a national discussion, but also more community discussions about the importance and impact of financial literacy, personal finance, and financial responsibility. Many times these terms are used interchangeably, and that tends to make things a little muddled...

Read More

Greetings! It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the upcoming 2016 AFCPE Annual Research Training and Symposium, which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from November 16–18, 2016. I hope you will take advantage of what promises to be an excellent opportunity for learning, networking, and enjoying the sights of Downtown...

Read More

Login to myAFCPE® for full access to the Standard.

Forgot Password?


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.


Today, Pombar is ready to launch a new fight to help other military families take charge of their personal finances as one of 50 select participants in the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) 2016 Military Spouse Fellowship.

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) is partnering with The Counselor’s Corner, Inc. (TCC), a leading provider of online education and resources for housing professionals, to expand professional development.

Through partnerships with the American Red Cross, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE), Operation Homefront, SALUTE, INC., and USA Cares, WWP has shaped a financial assistance program that directly serves the needs of injured service members during their times of financial hardship.

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's Military Spouse Fellowship Program today opened the application process for its 2016 class of Military Spouse Fellows. The program provides military spouse recipients with the education and training needed to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation.

The NCCA accredited the Association for Financial Counseling & Education® (AFCPE®)'s AFC® certification for a five-year period, expiring December 31, 2020, during its recent meeting.

Earlier this year, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) announced a plan to enhance its financial counseling services by certifying employees with the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation in partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®). In just a few short months, approximately 300 SECU employees have successfully earned the AFC designation – the highest standard of excellence in the field of financial counseling and education.

"We are pleased to recognize the exceptional work done this year in financial counseling and education. This year's award winners represent innovation, expertise and leadership. Their work helps us set the standard and shape the future of the field," said AFCPE Executive Director, Rebecca Wiggins.

In partnership with United Way of Northeast Florida’s RealSense initiative and the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®), on Thursday, November 19, 2015 nearly 40 employees from the local nonprofit group, Family Support Services of North Florida, will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®).

As Featured In
The Alert Investor

Military Spouses ‘Pay It Forward’ Through Financial Counseling Fellowships


Financial Coach, Financial Advisor, Or Financial Planner: Which Should You Use?

How Women Can Become More Comfortable Discussing Money

Financial Advisor Magazine

FINRA Program Aimed At Boosting Financial Knowledge Among Military

5 Reasons You Need to See a Financial Counselor

Media Planet Financial Literacy Guide

7 Easy Tips for a Financially Fit 2015

New Retirement

Thought Leader Series: Retiring on Only Social Security: Great or Terrible Idea?

USA Today

Ways high school students can start managing their money

Expert Interview with Rebecca Wiggins on Financial Counseling and Education


Accredited Financial Counselors Are There for Everyone

Back to Top