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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.


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...


Loose Change: An Unexpected Path to Savings Success

Military, General, Saving, Financial Education

February 23, 2016

Forgotten Money Turns to Savings Whether a jar, a tray or a drawer, we all have a place where our loose change accumulates. Just sitting in these forgotten places, our loose change grows, but it...


Find Savings Success by Rising to the Challenge

General, Saving, Financial Education

February 22, 2016

“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day-in and day out” Today marks the beginning of America Saves Week 2016. Since 2007, this week has provided an opportunity for organizations to...


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...


AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Erica Tobe

Symposium, #IamAFCPE, 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...


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