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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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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Gabriella Barthlow, AFC®

For Gabriella Barthlow, 2015 is a year of firsts. Although she has worked as an AFC® professional for more than 7 years, this year she started a new role as a Financial Coach for the CFPB Financial Coaching project, became a member of AFCPE® and is planning her first trip to the...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: 2014 Outstanding Educational Program

MFLN Personal Finance Webinars Founded in 2012, Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Personal Finance aims to build the financial management capability and educational background of Personal Financial Management (PFM) Program Managers. PFMs are employed by the military to provide educational and counseling to active duty military, their family members, and retirees. Many...

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AFCPE’s Field Research Survey

Initial Results and Continuing the Discussion As Financial Literacy Month comes to an end, we are excited to share the results of AFCPE’s Field Research Survey. The survey results represent the collective ideas and insights from practitioners, researchers and educators in the field of personal finance. AFCPE Members were eager...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Madeleine Greene, AFC®

Membership Spotlight: Madeleine Greene, 2014 AFCPE® Financial Counselor of the Year Madeleine Greene is an award-winning educator, speaker, author, TV and radio show host and value-oriented penny pincher at heart. In 2014, she added AFCPE Financial Counselor of the Year to her list of accolades. As a longtime, active member of...

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