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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.


A Financial Literacy Month Challenge: Don’t Forget to Eat Your Vegetables!

General, Financial Education

April 04, 2016

Attendees of last year’s symposium, left feeling inspired. Inspired to build upon the professional relationships they made. Inspired to put acquired knowledge into immediate action. Inspired to...


A Military Spouse Perspective: Pursuing a Career as a Financial Counselor

Military, General

March 22, 2016

My early financial education was given to me by my parents, sort of unintentionally and mostly from observation.   As I grew up and became an adult, I learned some better financial practices from...


Why Financial Fitness Coaching? In A Word: Empowerment.

General, Financial Education

March 09, 2016

Sometimes a legitimate quest for information can lead down unexpected paths. When AFCPE® first announced the Financial Fitness Coach certification in partnership with Sage Financial Solutions, I...


The Fiduciary Rule: Already the Standard

General, Financial Education

March 03, 2016

Over the past ten years, there has been increasing focus placed on financial capability to address the increasing personal debt levels and the overall financial well-being of Americans. It is more...


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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