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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.


AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Erica Tobe

#IamAFCPE, Symposium, General, Financial Education

January 27, 2016

Erica Tobe, an Extension Specialist and fixed-term Assistant Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), is passionate about helping to identify the social and economic needs of families. This...


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...


Letter of Reflection

Symposium, General, Financial Education

December 22, 2015

Dear AFCPE Members and Stakeholders, As my Board Presidency draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the progress we have made as an organization. When I attended my very first conference as...


Timebanking: Serving More Clients Through Alternative Payment Options

General, Financial Education

December 17, 2015

The particular irony of working as a financial counselor is that we often come across people who have a critical need for our services, but cannot afford them (because they need financial...


The False Dream of Recruitment

General, Saving, Financial Education

December 15, 2015

Families with college aspirations for their kids are erroneously relying on the dream of sports scholarships instead of the challenging work of savings. The practice of saving is very tough.  A...


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