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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: Don Blandin

#IamAFCPE, General, Saving, Financial Education

June 29, 2016

As President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust and the Investor Protection Institute, Don Blandin is passionate about investor education and protection. He has worked on programs that...


Preparing For Baby: Expect the Unexpected

Budget, Saving, Financial Education

June 16, 2016

Preparing for a baby is a challenge. Luckily, there are all types of websites to help guide you on what to expect when you’re about to become a parent. There are resources to advise you on the...


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,...


Understanding Saving Behavior

General, Saving, Financial Education

April 18, 2016

The study of human behavior is fascinating. Why do two people in seemingly identical situations often make such different choices? What differentiates successful savers from those who are not?...


The Power of Financial Counseling & Education

Military, Saving, Financial Education

February 27, 2016

As America Saves & Military Saves Week come to an end, we share a story that reminds us of the power of financial counseling and education. Recently, a soon-to-retire service member came to...


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