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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.


Surviving Retirement: It’s About Diversification

Retirement

May 16, 2017

As students in our profession, financial counselors are typically exposed to the necessary steps that lead to a successful and fulfilling retirement. We learn and pass on our knowledge about the importance of a spending plan, managing credit and debt, insurance, estate planning, the list goes on. However, while we account for the financial implications, too often we are not exposed to what it means to live in retirement. For me, living means continuing to maintain my certification and to work in this field.


Debt Collection: Know the Abuses...and Your Rights

Debt, Consumer Alert, Financial Education

May 09, 2017

AFCPE CONSUMER ALERT: Over 80 percent of Americans owe some form of debt, so it’s crucial that consumers have the knowledge and access to resources needed to ensure the financial security of themselves and their families.

Consumer Alert


Evaluate Yourself

Budget, Saving, Financial Education

May 02, 2017

The four questions that can lead them to financial freedom.

Financial Education


Living Out Your Why

#MyWhy

April 28, 2017

Each and every day, AFCPE certified professionals are living their "why" - helping individuals and families achieve lasting financial wellbeing.


We Can All Change our Stars

#MyWhy

April 27, 2017

Financial Literacy Month Series: My why is an opportunity to help others change their stars. For some that may mean finding an exit from generations of living at or near poverty. To others it may be ending a personal debt cycle or changing behaviors to stop living paycheck to paycheck and begin saving and building wealth. 


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