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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.

Poor Credit History? There Are Ways to Recover


February 08, 2017

In an ideal world, everyone could afford to pay cash for all items. Until that day arrives, establishing and maintaining good credit is important, because often we need credit to purchase high-priced items such as houses, cars and furniture.

How Financial Counseling Professionals Can Help Millennials Save for Retirement

Credit, Retirement, Saving

January 27, 2017

Saving for retirement has always been a challenge, but it's harder than ever for many Americans today. One in three people have no retirement savings at all, and more than half of all adults have saved $10,000 or less.

A Thorough Conversation: “Should I get a credit card?”

Credit, Financial Education

June 09, 2016

Should I get a credit card? It’s a question our younger clients ask regularly, and it’s one I have received recently from my children. The quick and easy answer might be, “Yes, of course you must...

Money, Debt & the Law 102: A Look at the National Landscape

Credit, General, Financial Education

September 22, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, recently issued it's Monthly Complaint Report for August 2015. The CFPB is the first federal agency that is totally focused on consumer financial...

Money Pools: A Non-Traditional Savings and Capital System

Credit, General, Financial Education

July 02, 2015

As financial counselors, coaches and educators, it is important to recognize and understand various systems of saving and investing that culturally diverse populations and the underbanked might...

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