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The AFCPE® Blog

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.

Money, Addictions & Assessments

Budget, General, Saving, Financial Education

June 01, 2016

The most common reason for large credit card debt, unpaid bills, and lack of savings is the result of overspending, or not living within our means. While this is common knowledge in our society,...

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...

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2016

General, Financial Education

May 02, 2016

Another Financial Literacy Month is in the books. It is great to see the buzz and number of events nationwide increase every year. I had the pleasure again this year to represent AFCPE®...


#IamAFCPE, General, Financial Education

April 28, 2016

Each month we spotlight an AFCPE® member who is making great strides in our field. This month, get to know AFCPE member, Mia Russell. Tell us a little bit about your background and what led you...

Financial Stress: Encouraging Students to Seek Help

General, Financial Education

April 25, 2016

According to the 2014 National Student Financial Wellness Study, a staggering 70% of college students are stressed about finances. This statistic is concerning on many levels. Research shows that...

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