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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: Madeleine Greene, AFC®

Symposium, General, Financial Education

March 25, 2015

Membership Spotlight: Madeleine Greene, 2014 AFCPE® Financial Counselor of the Year Madeleine Greene is an award-winning educator, speaker, author, TV and radio show host and value-oriented penny...

A (Simple) Solution to the Widening Wealth Gap

General, Financial Education

March 10, 2015

Drum Roll…. The rich are getting richer. We know, next subject please. We can whittle away a lifetime wishing our grass was as green as that next door--too many of us do. Instead, I think I...

The Most Under-Utilized Tool for Gaining Control of your Finances

Budget, Military, General

March 06, 2015

Working part time as a PFC, I help military families regain control of their finances.  Some come to see me as an order from their commander while others come voluntarily, looking to regain control...

15 Easy Frugal Living Tips that Lead to Savings

General, Financial Education

February 27, 2015

Sometimes the easiest ways to save money fall close to home. For so many, just the thought of changing a spending habit in order to save more money causes a cold sweat and heart palpitations. But...

Two Organizations Shaping the Landscape of Financial Literacy


February 26, 2015

A primary focus of America Saves week is for organizations to promote good savings behavior among individuals nationwide, and a large aspect of this promotion is building awareness and providing...

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