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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.

NEEDs and WANTs: Finding a Balance

Budget, General, Financial Education

May 06, 2015

Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics. What is your definition of a need? How do you define a want? A popular movement in America is the minimalist approach. By their lifestyle and...

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill


May 04, 2015

Taking Part in the Greater Solution As we say goodbye to April and Financial Literacy month, we reflect on numerous wonderful events that many of you probably participated in to promote this topic...

AFCPE’s Field Research Survey

Symposium, Financial Education

April 30, 2015

Initial Results and Continuing the Discussion As Financial Literacy Month comes to an end, we are excited to share the results of AFCPE’s Field Research Survey. The survey results represent the...

Spotlight: 2014 AFCPE® Mini Grant Recipient: Clinton Gudmunson


April 15, 2015

Supporting the implementation and dissemination of the student driven savings app, SaveIt! Each year AFCPE® awards the Mary O’Neill mini-grant of $2,500 toward the implementation of an innovative,...

April is National Financial Literacy Month

General, Financial Education

April 01, 2015

AFCPE: Building the Bridge from Research to Practice The goal of the Financial Literacy effort is to provide consumers with the knowledge and skills they need to make good financial decisions on...

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