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#FridayFollow: Teaching Youth to Soar: Marcy Reyes and the FLY Initiative

Marcy Reyes, AFC® is a social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of The Financial Literacy Youth (FLY) Initiative, a non-profit organization that provides culturally responsive financial literacy programming to underserved and underrepresented students; empowering youth with the knowledge, skills and experiences to end generational poverty. Marcy is also an...

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AFCPE Spotlight: Merrimack College Financial Capability Center

The Merrimack College Financial Capability Center is the 2016 AFCPE Outstanding Financial Counseling or Planning Center of the Year Award. The Financial Capability Center is a partnership between Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, and ACT Lawrence, a community development corporation that provides bilingual financial education, coaching and counseling services...

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Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month as a Financial Professional!

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month with AFCPE! National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of Americans with disabilities.At AFCPE, we embrace NDEAM as an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the work of AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) professionals, AFC® Candidates, and AFCPE Members with...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as a Financial Professional!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with AFCPE!Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities.At AFCPE, we embrace Hispanic Heritage Month as an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the work of Latinx AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®)...

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Growing Your Practice With Online Reviews

Before you hire a lawyer or begin seeing a new doctor, do you look at their reviews online? If you’re like most people, the answer is a resounding Y-E-S. But why do their online reviews matter? After all, you can easily learn where they went to school, the credentials they’ve...

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Take the Time to Talk About Money

#ResearchWednesday Family Communication, Resources, and Income in Adolescence and Financial Behaviors in Young Adulthood Quick Summary: Researchers Szendrey and Fiala at Walsh University looked at the relationship between family communication and resources related to financial management behaviors of young adults ages 18 to 34. They found that parents act as...

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#FridayFollow: No Fear Finance

Getting to know Sara DeSantis, AFC® Candidate Sara is a professional of many skills and wears many hats! She is a librarian working as a content portfolio specialist on-site at Eli Lilly and Company where she manages all of the subscriptions and journals for the library. She has also been...

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#FridayFollow: Building an Accessible Financial Coaching Practice

Getting to know Melissa Mittelstaedt, AFC® Candidate Melissa is a Money Coach for women entrepreneurs, whether they have a side hustle, a full time 1099 operation, or run a small business --she partners with them to ensure financial stability.  AFCPE: What led you to a career in personal finance? And...

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Thanks For Your Service: 3 Ways Military Members Can Receive Special Treatment for Their Student Loans

Active-duty military members, including reservists serving under active orders, face special challenges in the timely servicing of their student loans. In recognition of this, Congress has provided legislative and regulatory relief both specific to military service as well as to public service in general. While some of these provisions are...

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Immigrant Heritage Month

Written By: Catalina Laschon, AFC® Candidate & Meghan McInnes, AFC®, FFC® We’re seeing more and more examples of financial counselors and coaches educating and advising the immigrant community. Immigrants are called by many names: foreign national, alien, expat, adoptive citizen, 1st generation, and the list goes on. Meanwhile, they all...

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#FridayFollow: A Celebration of Equality, Unity, and Acceptance

Getting to know Michael Roush, MA, AFC® Michael Roush, M.A., AFC® is the Director of the Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD) at National Disability Institute (NDI). His work is focused on building a better financial future for communities that are often left out of mainstream social, economic, and educational...

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How Do I Celebrate Pride Month as a Financial Professional?

Celebrate Pride with AFCPE! June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Pride is a time to celebrate and recognize the work of LGBTQ+ Accredited Financial Counselors®, Candidates, and Members and their impact on the field. Pride is also an opportunity for all of us, as financial professionals, to ensure that we are...

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