Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning is a peer-reviewed research journal and the official journal of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education. The journal’s mission is to disseminate scholarly research related to: the financial decision making of individuals and families; financial education and financial counseling techniques; and the education of professional financial educators, counselors, and planners. Research concerning all audiences, both U.S. and international, is encouraged.

The JFCP is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®. JFCP features original research and descriptions of effective approaches to education and practice concerning all aspects of financial counseling and planning. Readers expect to find detailed recommendations for education and practice in journal articles. JFCP also publishes book reviews.


Papers can be research reports, theories and tools, literature reviews, policy reviews, and case studies. Preferred topics should be relevant to household finance, consumer finance, personal finance, and behavioral finance. Specifically, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Consumer financial well-being
  • Consumer financial literacy
  • Consumer financial capability
  • Consumer financial education
  • Consumer financial behavior
  • Consumer borrowing behavior
  • Consumer saving and investing behavior
  • Retirement planning
  • Financial counseling and coaching
  • Financial planning
  • Health and financial issues
  • Consumer financial protection
  • Financial issues of low income consumers
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of consumer financial issues
  • International issues of consumer finance

For more information on the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning visit Springer Publishing Company.

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