Dear AFCPE Members, Professionals, Partners and Change Agents,

As we come off of an inspiring week of new research, new ideas and new connections that only the AFCPE® Symposium can provide, I find myself reflecting on the incredible strides our organization and community has made over the last few years.

We have grown to more than 1000 members and have more individuals than ever before becoming certified as AFC® and FFC professionals. With accreditation from NCCA, the AFC mark has reached the highest level of financial counseling and education certification in our field. 

Together, with input from our members, Board and Staff, we have rewritten our mission and vision statements to better align with our work and our impact.

Our Mission: To ensure the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting and supporting diverse and capable professionals who serve communities worldwide.

Our Vision: A future where all people — regardless of income or background — are empowered to achieve lasting financial well-being through the highest standards of financial counseling, coaching and education.

However, what I continue to be most proud of is our diversity. Our professionals represent all sectors of our field in financial education, research and practice. This unique diversity allows us to exchange ideas across constituencies to bridge the gaps that exist in financial capability, to improve the professionalism of our field and to ensure financial security for all people.

As you enter your own time of reflection and look ahead to the new year, I encourage you to use your voice, share your ideas and join us in this important work toward social change. I am AFCPE, you are AFCPE, we are AFCPE.


Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director

How You Can Support Our Mission

November 28, 2016

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