Get to know AFCPE®’s new Member Engagement Coordinator

→ Amy is newly AFC® certified. Learn more about the AFC® and how you can become one at our next info session ← My Name: Amy Smith, AFC® My Work: Member Engagement Coordinator My Roots: I grew up in New England but joined the military at 18. Between my husband and...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Dottie Durband, AFC®

Episode 60: The Power of Mentorship and Capturing the Voices of Counseling with Dr. Dottie Durband, AFC®→ Dottie is AFC® certified. Learn more about the AFC® and how you can become one at our next info sessionDownload the transcript here.This week on Real Money, Real Experts, we are joined by Dorothy...

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Friday Follow: How one AFC & the Utah State University Extension office is helping Utahns Combat Inflation

Amanda Christensen is an AFC® and Extension Professor with Utah State University specializing in personal finance. In this role, she provides community education and develops educational resources related to personal finance to the USU students and fellow Utahns. AFCPE: What led you to a career in personal finance? And what...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Dr. Michael G. Thomas, Jr., AFC®

Episode 59: Empathy and the Art of Listening with Dr. Michael G. Thomas, Jr.This week on Real Money, Real Experts we catch up with Dr. Michael G. Thomas, Jr., AFC®.  Michael is a lecturer at the University of Georgia, the founder of Modom Financial Solutions, a co-founder of the Financial Behavior Keynote...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Dr. Kristy Archuleta & Dr. Sonya Lutter

Episode 58: Exploring the Differences Between Financial Therapy, Counseling, and Planning with Dr. Kristy Archuleta and Dr. Sonya Lutter Link to transcription here.Financial planning, financial counseling, and financial therapy are separate but complimentary financial services designed to support clients' financial goals and well-being. But how do you know which service you,...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Rita Green, Ed.D. AFC®

Episode 57: A Deep Dive Into Student Loans and the PSLF with Rita Green, Ed.D. AFC® → Dr. Rita Green is AFC® certified. Learn more about the AFC® and how you can become one at our next info session ← This week, we're talking all about student loans with Rita Green,...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Dr. Kate Mielitz, AFC®

Episode 56: Meeting People Where They Are with Dr. Kate Mielitz, AFC®→ Kate is AFC® certified. Learn more about the AFC® and how you can become one at our next info session ← This week we are joined by Dr. Kate Mielitz, AFC®. Kate joined the AFCPE staff in 2022 as...

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Real Money, Real Experts: The Budget Mom, Kumiko Love, AFC®

Episode 55: Providing Real Value in your Business with The Budget Mom, Kumiko Love, AFC®→ Kumiko is AFC® certified. Learn more about the AFC® and how you can become one at our next info session ← Download the transcript here.On this week’s episode, Mary and Rachael had the privilege to sit down...

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3 Ways to Support Your Immigrant Clients during Immigrant Heritage Month!

Join us in recognizing Immigrant Heritage Month! Happy Immigrant Heritage Month! This month, we are celebrating the contributions of our immigrant communities across the United States. Want to get involved? AFCPE's DEI Task Force has identified 3 things you need to know when working with immigrants. 1. Understand how to...

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#ResearchWednesday: Financial stress and depression in adults: A systematic review

Can financial counseling be used as a tool to help alleviate financial-related depression symptoms in adults? Quick Summary The literature examined by the authors considered the relationship between financial stressors and mood disorders–specifically, depression. They found that generally financial stress is positively related to depression symptoms.  In addition, three key...

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Real Money, Real Experts: Mike Wood, AFC®

Episode 54: Military Financial Readiness and the AFC® with Mike Wood→ Mike is AFC® certified. Learn more about the AFC and how you can become one at our next info session ← This week on Real Money, Real Experts, Mary and Rachael catch up with longtime AFC® and AFCPE® Member, Mike Wood. Mike shares...

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#FridayFollow: Celebrating 30 years of AFC: How a Recent AFC Grad is Impacting College Finances

#FridayFollow: How a Recent AFC Grad is Impacting College Finances Dr. Thamara Barthelus, AFC®, is a Financial Wellness Consultant at The University of Tulsa. In her role, she empowers students to make informed financial decisions that result in a healthy and thriving future. AFCPE: What led you to a career...

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