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#ResearchWednesday: A Women’s Financial Self-Efficacy Scale

 In Volume 30 (1) of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP), Hoa Thi Nguyen’s paper presents the development and validation of a Financial Self-Efficacy Scale that was tested with women in the United States. The Women's Financial Self-Efficacy Scale (WFSES) showed good evidence of reliability and validity. Its...

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#FridayFollow: The Yogiconomist

Katherine Sauer, PhD is Vice President, Research and Programs for National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). She oversees educational programs, as well as research and strategic impact at a national nonprofit devoted to financial capability. In addition to financial health, she is also passionate about mental and physical health. Learn...

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#FridayFollow: My Life. My Choices.

 Todd Christensen, AFC® is a financial educator and counselor who works with students and clients of all ages to manage their money on a day-to-day basis. Todd helps people use financial tools for building their financial hopes and dreams, while also guiding them along their path to financial stability, security,...

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#Friday Follow: AFCPE welcomes Luisa Singletary to our team!

 Luisa Singletary joined the AFCPE® team in April 2019 as the Member Services & Communications Coordinator. With a can-do attitude, impeccable attention to detail, and a warm personality, she is a welcome addition to the AFCPE family!AFCPE: Welcome, Luisa! Tell us a little about your journey to AFCPE.Luisa: After graduating...

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#FridayFollow: Find Your Lane and Go All In

 Ambus Hunter IV is a personal finance educator who helps people understand their relationship with money and how finances intersect with the other essential elements of well-being: physical, career, social, and community. Ambus is passionate about helping people find balance in life, and money plays a large role in that....

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#ResearchWednesday: Tax-time Savings Interventions

Being unbanked makes it difficult for low and moderate-income (LMI) households to manage finances, save, and access credit. In this study, we assessed effects of an online tax-time savings intervention on savings account openings in the 6 months following tax filing among a sample of 4,692 LMI tax filers. New research...

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Experience is the Best Teacher

One of the most frequent questions I get is "How can I prepare for my exam?" I always tell candidates to start with the study guide or AFC® Online Course. It is essential to work through the study resources, read the texts, make flashcards, and understand the concepts as you...

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Tools & Resource Review: Self Lender

Before I start, I want to give you a heads up. I am not being compensated to write this blog post. But in full disclosure, I am compensated by Self Lender to write personal finance articles for SelfLender.com so we do work together. Although I’m extremely grateful for the professional...

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#MyFinLitStory: Alice Huffman, AFC® Candidate

My short personal financial story began in 1979 when my husband joined the Navy. We struggled with the same personal financial challenges that young Sailors and Marines still face today. They included living paycheck-to-paycheck, mismanaging checking accounts, not building savings and making poor choices with credit. I have worked with...

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#MyFinLitStory: Janeil Pierre

 My name is Janeil Pierre, I am an aspiring AFC and this is my personal finance story…I was born and raised on a tiny island in the Caribbean by the name of Trinidad. I was the first of 3 children and my mom was a single parent. Growing up it...

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#MyFinLitStory: Cindy Morita, LCSW

 I have been a social worker for almost 20 years and have worked with survivors of intimate partner violence. Over the years, survivors would share with me that one of the main reasons that they remain with or return to their abusers was because they could not financially care for...

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#MyFinLitStory: Brooke Grossman, AFC® Candidate

 Independent. Bold. Resourceful. When you are 19 years old, these are the words you are expected to be described as before even having the experience and yet, these were the words that I lived by at such an early age.#MyFinLitStory was just beginning to unfold as I was leaving my...

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