Friday Follow: Meant2BFree

Tash Billie is the Co-Founder and CEO at Meant2BFree where she provides services to help financial professionals whose clients are at the beginning of their wealth-building journey. AFCPE: Tell us a little about Meant2BFree and how you started.  Tash: Meant2BFree is the product of being excluded from the luxury of...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Karen Richel, AFC®, CMC®

Episode 46: Beyond Academia: Community Impact with Karen Richel, Extension Educator This week, we very excitedly welcome Karen Richel to the show as we continue our Career Series. Karen is a University of Idaho Extension Associate Professor and the Family Finance Extension educator for ten north Idaho counties. In her...

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Friday Follow: Get to know AFCPE’s new Special Groups Manager

My Name: Kate Mielitz, aka K8, formerly known as “Dr. M” My Work: Special Groups Manager My Roots: Born in Wyoming (Go Pokes!), call Oregon home. Currently making my way back to the Pacific Northwest as efficiently as possible. My Passion: Working with people and money, sharing my own mistakes...

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Breaking the Stigma: Getting Comfortable Talking About Money

Approaching conversations about money can be challenging in any situation. If you bring up this conversation with your employer, your coworkers, and even your parents, it can be a very touchy subject to broach. Growing up, I knew that my mother had the financial means to take care of my...

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Friday Follow: Get to know AFCPE’s new Certification Administrative Coordinator

My Name: Kay Robinson My Work:  Certification Administrative Coordinator My Roots: I was born in Alabama, but I have lived in several states as a military spouse. My Passion: I want everyone, regardless of their current financial situation, to understand how financial literacy can change their life! Financial literacy is...

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Celebrate Black History Month as a Financial Professional!

Celebrate Black History Month with AFCPE! Black History Month is an annual celebration in honor of the achievements and history of African Americans. Black History Month is also an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the work of Black AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) professionals, AFC® Candidates, and AFCPE Members who are...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Dr. Mary Bell Carlson, CFP®, AFC®

Episode 45: Government Careers in Personal Finance: Going inside Dr. Mary Bell Carlson, CFP®, AFC® This week on Real Money, Real Experts, we’re putting co-host Dr. Mary Bell Carlson in the hot seat. In this second episode of our career series, Rachael talks to Mary about her expansive career path...

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Friday Follow: Get to know AFCPE’s new Communications Coordinator

My Name: Brianna Then (yes, like the word!) My Work: Communications Coordinator. My Roots: I am a proud Dominican and Puerto Rican born in Bronx, NY but raised in Tampa, Florida. My Passion: Empowering others with knowledge! I aim to learn in every facet of my life and to then...

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Friday Follow: Get to know AFCPE’s new Member Services Coordinator

My Name: Bridgett Graham My Work: Member Services CoordinatorMy Roots: I’m what they call a G.R.I.T (Girl Raised in the South)! Born and raised in South Carolina.My Passion: Helping families and individuals work through hard changes in their lives. I have a background in Social Work so I have been in...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Marcy Reyes, AFC®

Episode 44: Bridging Gaps with Financial Literacy & Youth Initiative Founder Marcy Reyes, AFC® Kicking off the first episode in our new Career Series, “Real Money, Real Experts” co-hosts Dr. Mary Bell Carlson and Rachael DeLeon speak with Marcy Reyes, AFC® about her career in the nonprofit space. Marcy is the Founder and...

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Friday Follow: Get to know AFCPE’s new Education Coordinator

My Name: Jessie Jimenez My Work: Education Coordinator My Roots: I was raised in southern California, but spent much of my adult life in Northern California. I've settled in Oregon now, just south of Portland.  My Passion: Working as an educator and providing financial literacy opportunities is really my passion....

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Real Money, Real Experts: Ask Us Anything

Episode 43: Kicking off 2022: Ask Us Anything In our first episode of 2022, co-hosts Mary Bell Carlson and Rachael DeLeon give listeners a sneak peek into what’s ahead on the 2022 season of Real Money, Real Experts. We also answer all your pressing questions about the podcast, the organization,...

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