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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...


A Thorough Conversation: “Should I get a credit card?”

Credit, Financial Education

June 09, 2016

Should I get a credit card? It’s a question our younger clients ask regularly, and it’s one I have received recently from my children. The quick and easy answer might be, “Yes, of course you must...


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,...


AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Jen Hemphill, AFC®

Military, #IamAFCPE, Financial Education

May 25, 2016

Jen Hemphill is a mom, wife, mentor, money coach and entrepreneur. She is passionate about teaching busy, go-getter women how to effectively use their money as a tool to live their best life. This...


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