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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.

Establishing Good Credit


May 06, 2013

Having spent numerous years educating and counseling service members, I have come to realize that a very large number of them have very little if any financial education.  Especially now, in my...

The State of Older Americans and Savings


April 29, 2013

The numbers are shocking. In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283 (Demos). One-third of senior households has no money left over each month or is in debt after...

Why Financial Literacy Matters


April 16, 2013

By Brian Page Personal finance is just as much about protecting what is inside of us as it is protecting what is around us. Our own personal finances have a direct impact on our emotional...

What Do You Want to be When You Grow up?


March 04, 2013

As a kid we knew. Well, we had to have an answer - we were asked the question all the time. Although, in my case, I didn't know. Not until I was about 30 years old. I married my husband in...

Why Our Paychecks Are Smaller This Year


February 26, 2013

Mark Cussen is a financial analyst and contributor for the website, Money Crashers Personal Finance. He writes about financial education and training and economic policy. The political uproar over...

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