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Guest Editor’s Introduction to the Special Issue on Consumer Financial Well-Being

This special issue of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning has selected 10 from 40 submissions. Most of the submissions were originally presented at the Eleventh Biennial Conference of Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association...

Identifying Bubbles in China’s Property Market for Consumer Financial Well-Being

Seeking Financial Advice and Other Desirable Financial Behaviors

Debt Holding, Financial Behavior, and Financial Satisfaction

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Happy New Year from the AFCPE Staff Team!  Each New Year provides a tremendous opportunity to reflect and recharge for the fulfilling work that lays ahead.

The 2018 AFCPE Annual...

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I am excited and humbled at the opportunity to serve as president of AFCPE® for 2019. I’d like to express my thanks to our past president, Jerry Buchko, for his time,...

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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.


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.


"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.


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).

Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc., announced today a partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) to certify HOPE financial wellbeing coaches with the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation.

Large percentage of residents have little to no money saved or invested in their retirement


Financial education is not one-size-fits all. Dr. Ammerman’s and Dr. MacDonald's research underscores the need for a goal-oriented approach with qualified professionals that better help clients develop financial resilience and lasting financial well-being.


Fifty military spouses living in the United States and abroad will have an opportunity to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation to offer one-on-one financial and group counseling and education to service members and their families.


Poor financial status is associated with high BMI in both men and women.

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