Do you enjoy writing? Interested in getting published? Submit for publication in AFCPE’s blog or newsletter! Experience Hours are available for AFC® Candidates interested in writing articles on different personal finance topics.
AFCPE’s blog is designed to provide new and insightful personal finance information for both professionals and consumers. Here are two options for earning experience hours:
Consumer-focused blogs: An article answering a common question or addressing a common concern among consumers. For example:
- Why you should work with a financial professional
- How to know if you are ready to buy a home
- Tips for teaching your children personal finance
- How to create a budget you will stick to
These blogs will be featured on our Find an AFC portal, for consumers to review during their search for an AFC.
Heritage Month blogs: A blog post geared towards working with or understanding a particular community during one of AFCPE’s Heritage Month campaigns. AFCPE is accepting submissions for the following months:
- Black History Month
- Women’s History Month
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- Jewish American Heritage Month
- LGBTQ+ Pride Month
- Immigrant Heritage Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- Native American Heritage Month
Click here to see full submission guidelines for AFCPE’s blog.
The Standard Newsletter Submissions
AFCPE’s quarterly newsletter, The Standard, publishes articles on all aspects of financial counseling, including research and practical application. The Standard is published quarterly in the months of January, April, July, and October. Here are two options for earning experience hours:
- Book reviews: A review of a personal finance book or topic that is helpful for practitioners in their day-to-day business.
- Articles on Military, Extension, or Practitioner issues: Topics include, but are not limited to working with clients; crisis counseling; budgeting; debt management; repairing a credit report; credit management; getting back on your feet; taxes; saving and investing; starting over; and motivating clients.
Click here to read full submission guidelines for The Standard.