AFCPE Strategic Planning Feedback: Question 4

AFCPE is preparing for an intense strategic planning retreat in January 2013 with a large group of Staff, Board and leaders from the organization to represent a wide variety of our membership. We will answer important questions such as “Why do we exist? What will our organizational identity and focus...

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AFCPE Strategic Planning Feedback: Question 2

AFCPE is preparing for an intense strategic planning retreat in January 2013 with a large group of Staff, Board and leaders from the organization to represent a wide variety of our membership. We will answer important questions such as “Why do we exist? What will our organizational identity and focus...

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AFCPE Strategic Planning Feedback: Question 1

AFCPE is preparing for an intense strategic planning retreat in January 2013 with a large group of Staff, Board and leaders from the organization to represent a wide variety of our membership. We will answer important questions such as “Why do we exist? What will our organizational identity and focus...

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CFPB Consumer Complaints

Today the CFPB unveiled a data base consumers can use to track consumer complaints against credit cards. This tool will help consumers make responsible decisions about selecting and keeping credit cards. Consumer advocates are calling this a good first step as they ask that consumers get even more information about...

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What’s The Deal with Prepaid Cards?

We've issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ask for input from consumers, industry, and others about prepaid cards and their impact on the market. The prepaid card market is growing rapidly. As this market expands, we want to make sure consumers have information about prepaid cards so they...

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Financial Education Materials in Spanish

The local Cargill Meat Solutions Plant has a workforce of about 500 people – 80% are Hispanic. With some of the United Way money for financial education I would like to contribute at least 12 financial books to the Cargill Plant’s lending library for their staff. I would like 75%...

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Foreclosure Updates

This might be of interest to those who work with clients dealing with foreclosure concerns, including those who work with affected military service members and their families. A few articles about significant developments that have occurred over the last several months: • Wall Street Journal - Banks Face $17 Billion...

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Why Get Involved?

In the recent edition of the AFCPE newsletter, both the Executive Director and the Board President spoke of the reasons that they stay engaged with AFCPE. Members make choices as well. Share with us the reasons that YOU stay involved and engaged with AFCPE. We’d love to hear them and...

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The Impact of the New Laws on 21 yr olds

1. Have you seen ways in which credit card companies are still marketing to consumers under the age of 21? 2. Is new law that says you have to be 21 years old with the exception of income or "co-cosigner, good or bad? Is it holding young people back from...

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Foreclosure Survival Guide

Some of you who work with clients facing foreclosure may already be familiar with The Foreclosure Survival Guide by Stephen Elias, published by Nolo. For those who have found it to be a useful reference, and those who may know someone with questions about foreclosure, I thought I would point...

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Money Management Techniques for Kids

What effective techniques can you share for teaching kids good money management habits and any research conducted in that area? William H. Dwight October 28, 2010

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Potential of Social Networking

Thought I would share a great article in the latest edition of Psychotherapy Networker that explores the potential of social networks. I found it to be an inspiring piece and it got me to wondering how you other members are using these social technologies in your work as researchers, educators,...

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