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Guest Editor’s Introduction to the Special Issue on Health and Consumer Finance

Health and consumer finance are hard to disentangle. Social and power structure in the imperfect healthcare market favor suppliers and their regulators. The asymmetric control of resources and information by the industry renders consumers impotent...

Patterns and Factors Associated with Medical Expenses and Health Insurance Premium

Financial Status and Body Mass Index (BMI) of Middle-Aged and Older Men and Women

Self-reported Health Status and Medical Debt


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If you are like me, you blinked, and summer was over! We are in full symposium planning mode and hope to see you in Norfolk, Virginia this year for another week of cutting-edge field research, exceptional training, and tools you can use in your everyday practice.

Our program theme is “Engaging an Integrated...

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So here we are, my final President's letter of 2018 for The Standard. In hindsight, this year of service has gone by so much faster than I could have imagined. It really feels like only yesterday that I woke up and looked at the calendar, feeling both a bit nervous and excited about what’s ahead.

On the...

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Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc., announced today a partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) to certify HOPE financial wellbeing coaches with the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation.


Large percentage of residents have little to no money saved or invested in their retirement


By AFCPE

Financial education is not one-size-fits all. Dr. Ammerman’s and Dr. MacDonald's research underscores the need for a goal-oriented approach with qualified professionals that better help clients develop financial resilience and lasting financial well-being.


By FINRA

Fifty military spouses living in the United States and abroad will have an opportunity to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation to offer one-on-one financial and group counseling and education to service members and their families.


By AFCPE

Poor financial status is associated with high BMI in both men and women.


Fellows Provide Military Service Members and Their Families with Financial Counseling and Education Services While Earning Professional AFC® Credential


This year’s award winners are truly setting the highest standard. They are motivating change, bridging gaps and creating incredible impact in the lives of the individuals and families whom they serve. Our 2017 winners represent diversity in innovation, expertise and leadership.


By FINRA

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.


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