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The AFCPE Blog is designed to provide new and insightful personal finance information for financial professionals – information that can be shared with both clients and consumers and provides new insights into education and practice.


Daily Due Diligence (D3)

Budget, General, Financial Education

May 04, 2016

Author’s note: While recently counseling a soldier I discovered the conversation of investing was completely overridden by an ignorance of the “basics” –  monthly budget adherence and awareness of...


Taking the First Step to Savings Success

Budget, General, Saving, Financial Education

February 24, 2016

In May 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched its Financial Coaching Initiative, targeting recently-transitioned veterans and economically vulnerable consumers to help them...


What are your 2016 Holiday Plans?

Budget, General, Saving, Financial Education

February 01, 2016

Yes, I know we just celebrated 2015 Holidays, but this is a great time to think about what went well, what didn’t, and how to make changes so that our 2016 Holiday can be successful without...


10 Financial Laws for Couples

Budget, Saving, Financial Education

January 06, 2016

Just as there are traffic laws to keep cars safe on the road and road signs for clear communication, there are also financial laws which, when followed, will keep financial and relationship...


3 Tips to Help Teenagers Track Their Finances

Budget, General, Financial Education

December 08, 2015

Most parents desire their teenagers to be a wealth of financial savvy - saving crazily and spending wisely. However, the reality is that at this point in their lives, our teenagers may not hold the...


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