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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.

Should You Pay to Monitor Your Credit Score?


June 26, 2013

Back in 2006, The New York Times reported that the credit monitoring business was making nearly a billion dollars a year selling their services to individuals. These services purport to notify you...

5 Tips for Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy


June 19, 2013

In 2012, the American Bankruptcy Institute reports that Americans filed 1,181,016 non-business bankruptcies. Even though bankruptcies have dropped significantly from the previous three years, many...

5 Ways to Teach Kids Financial Responsibility


May 30, 2013

Talking to kids about money can be difficult, and teaching them first-hand about money matters is even more so. But many of today’s adults are struggling to manage money properly, and that’s not a...

Why Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report is Essential


May 23, 2013

Fixing an error on your credit report can be time consuming, and not a little frustrating. But with a recent FTC study showing that 26% of consumers could have potentially problematic errors on...

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...

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