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#FridayFollow: Meaningful work wherever life takes you

Meaningful work wherever life takes you As we enter the application period for the 2021 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship, we approached two 2020 FINRA Foundation award-winning Fellows with some Friday Five questions. Learn more about their passion for this work and why others should apply for the fellowship program....

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#FridayFollow: Get to Know AFCPE’s New 2021 Board Members

Welcome, Brandy Baxter, AFC®, FFC® My Work: Financial Coach and CEO, Living Abundantly My Roots: Born and raised in Toledo, OH. I grew up with a loving, hard working mother and three sisters. My Passion: I’m passionate about illuminating the space in someone’s mind with ideas and strategies to give them hope...

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#FridayFollow: Helping Artists Find Financial Freedom

Jennifer Latimore is an actor who works in theatre, film, and television. She is currently working toward earning her AFC® certification.AFCPE: Tell us a little about your professional journey, and what inspired you to pursue the AFC® certification?Jennifer: Never have I felt that the word ‘unique’ more accurately describes me...

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Leveraging Strength with an Equitable Money Mindset

We know that money is already often weighing on people’s minds, especially those with critically low incomes. During these times of extreme uncertainty, people’s main financial concerns become even more immediate rather than long-term. The National Endowment for Financial Education found that 7 out of 10 people are concerned with their finances...

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#FridayFollow: Looking Beyond Behaviors

Getting to know Sean McPhilamy, AFC®. AFCPE: When someone asks what you do, how do you respond? Sean: I help individuals and families with improving personal finances, looking beyond behaviors. AFCPE: Tell us a little about your professional journey. What or who inspired you to pursue this career? Sean: Twenty-five...

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#ResearchWednesday: Research Shouldn’t Be on the Naughty List

Guest Contributor: Sasha Grabenstetter Continue the Conversation: Tell us what you think in the comments below or on Twitter.

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#SponsorSpotlight: Meet Billy Hensley of NEFE

Meet Dr. Billy Hensley of NEFE Welcome to the 2020 Sponsor Spotlight series! As we prepare for #AFCPE2020, November 16-20, 2020, we are excited to introduce you to our Sponsors, and more specifically, to the incredible people who work for these organizations. Learn more about the organizations and the people...

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#FridayFollow: Helping People Reclaim their Personal Financial Power

Dawn Torres Gale, AFC® is a financial counselor who is passionate about helping her clients identify or refine their financial goals and create a road map to get them there successfully. She especially loves, “helping people reclaim their personal financial power.”AFCPE: Tell us a little about your professional journey.  What...

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What AFCs Can Do to Address the Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap is not new, and certainly the AFC® community did not need to be told that it exists. But this is the year that everyone is talking about it. And while long overdue recognition is absolutely a positive step forward, the next question must be “What do...

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Home Maintenance: How much should homeowners save each year?

Home ownership has historically been coined “the American Dream.” With current mortgage rates tumbling to their lowest on record (the average rate for a 30-year mortgage being 3.29%[1]), we may see an increase in the number of mortgages written; but, we do need to preserve and maintain that dream with...

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Call for Applications: 2020 AFCPE® Certification Council

We are seeking three (3) professionals to serve on the AFCPE Certification Council. The Certification Council is an integral part of AFCPE’s certification programs, helping to lead the association dedicated to furthering the field of personal financial counseling, coaching and education. Open spots must be filled by:(2) Members that represent...

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#FridayFollow: Improving Financial Knowledge & Resilience

Dr. Michael Gutter is a family economics specialist and financial behavior researcher by training. He currently serves as Associate Dean for University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension and the State Program Leader for 4-H, Families and Communities. As a Past President of the AFCPE Board of Directors, Michael is extremely passionate...

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