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The AFCPE News Center keeps you up-to-date on initiatives and announcements around the important work we are doing to carry out our mission and vision.


FINRA Foundation Seeks Applicants for Military Spouse Fellowship

March 01, 2019

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship is accepting applications for its 2019 class of financial FINRA Fellows — a unique program designed to increase the financial capability of U.S. service members and their families.


Accredited Financial Counselors® Ban Together to Support Furloughed Employees

January 18, 2019

To provide support to the more than 800,000 federal employees who are working without pay during the government shutdown, the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning® (AFCPE®) has created a web page that lists financial services available to federal employees and their families.


The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® Announces Joint Partnership with FEMA

December 19, 2018

Following multiple historic disasters across the United States, and in preparation for future incidents, the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced a joint partnership to help improve financial preparedness of individuals and families before a natural disaster. Effective immediately, the two organizations will work together to develop comprehensive training for financial professionals and aid in the financial preparedness of individuals across the country.


AFCPE® Professionals Raise Their Voices For Innovation and Impact

November 28, 2018

"This year's awards ceremony was incredibly special, as we celebrated AFCPE's 35th anniversary and 25 years of the AFC® certification. Every year I am inspired by the work that is being done in our field. These professionals are elevating the field through innovation, expertise, leadership, mentorship, and action," said AFCPE Executive Director, Rebecca Wiggins.


FINRA Foundation Names 2018 Recipients Of First Annual Military Spouse Fellowship Program Awards

November 16, 2018

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) has announced the recipients of the first annual awards to FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellows for outstanding service and dedication to military service members and their families. The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship offers military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential—the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) certificate—while providing financial counseling and education to the military community. Created in 2006, the program is administered in partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) and the National Military Family Association (NMFA).


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