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#FridayFollow – A Lighthearted Spin on Personal Finance

Michael Thomas is an AFC® and full time Graduate Student at The University of Georgia. He strives to help clients and society take the shame out of financial conversations and discussions. He understands how important it is to: recognize mistakes, see why they were made, and assist clients in overcoming obstacles...

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#FridayFollow – The World’s First Stand-Up Economist

Yoram Bauman, in short, is an economist. However, he’s not just an economist. Yoram is an economist who also does stand-up comedy…about economics. Whether he is discussing economics, calculus, or even climate change, Yoram has the unique ability to take an often serious topic and makes it light, fun, and...

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AFCPE Members are Bridging the Gap

"At AFCPE, we believe in motivating change, in bridging gaps, in making connections with knowledge and empathy. Because we know that the best way to impact our culture is by improving individual lives." Thank you to the AFCPE Members and certified professionals who make an incredible impact in the lives of the...

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Bridging the Gap and Making an Impact

Has your work as a finance professional made an impact on an individual, organization or entire community? We want to hear about it! In anticipation of the 2017 AFCPE Symposium, we want to highlight the impact our professionals make day in and day out. Tell us how you, or your...

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AFCPE Strategic Report 2016

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...

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#IamAFCPE, You are AFCPE®, We are AFCPE

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead The theme of the 2016 AFCPE Symposium, November 16-18, in Louisville, KY is “Racing for the Triple Crown: Achieving Accreditation, Educating Clients, Changing Behaviors.” While naturally coordinating with...

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Top Tips from the AFCPE “Twitter Queens”

Whether it’s your first AFCPE® Symposium or your 26th AFCPE Symposium (à la Dr. Barbara O’Neill), we guarantee you will walk away with new ideas, new connections and new resources to use in your work and practice. That said, a few good tips always come in handy.Together, our self-proclaimed “Twitter Queens” (a...

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AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Erica Tobe

Erica Tobe, an Extension Specialist and fixed-term Assistant Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), is passionate about helping to identify the social and economic needs of families. This passion is evident throughout many of her current initiatives, but especially in her current project, Starting over after Foreclosure, an online self-paced course...

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Letter of Reflection

Dear AFCPE Members and Stakeholders, As my Board Presidency draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the progress we have made as an organization. When I attended my very first conference as a graduate student in 1998, I remember feeling inspired and awestruck by my esteemed colleagues...

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One of the Most Important Counseling Questions You’ll Ever Ask

If you had to pick just one counseling question as the most important question you ask someone you’re trying to help – the granddaddy of them all, the big kahuna, the…number…one  – what would it be?  “How do you see your life playing out if you keep doing things the...

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2015 AFCPE Symposium: 15 Reasons to *Learn *Share *Grow

Each November financial professionals from all over the country come together for a professional development opportunity that is unlike any other in our field. With attendees representing financial education, research and practice, the AFCPE Symposium brings together these uniquely distinct areas of our field to unite them in our common...

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Building the Bridge: Financial Therapy & Financial Counseling

AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Kristy ArchuletaThe theme of the 2015 AFCPE Symposium is Building the Bridge from Research to Practice. Kristy Archuleta is a great example of how each member of AFCPE plays an important role in forming that bridge. As a longtime member of AFCPE, co-author of the 2014 AFCPE Research Journal Article...

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