AFC Student Blog Series Part 2

Beginning the journey to my AFC I am very particular as to where I choose to study so it is important that I first find a quiet and comfortable spot otherwise my mind will wander because the chatter around me is too loud and sometimes a word in others’ conversation...

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AFC Student Blog Series

I'm Nadia, a graduate student studying personal financial planning at Texas Tech University. I'm currently enrolled in the AFC® University program through Texas Tech and studying for the Accredited Financial Counselor certification as I prepare for graduation this May. I enrolled in the AFC program, because I believe that this certification will...

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Building a Strong Financial Foundation with Real Estate

One of the primary problems many find themselves facing at retirement age is having a fixed, predictable income with so many other unknowns. Ideally, when you’re done working, your money will start working for you in the form of equity, interest, dividends, etc. However, as often as not, people are...

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The Gold Standard for Retirement

With debt at an all-time high, many people are anxious and looking for ways to protect their investments – especially the investments meant to supplement their retirement. For those who hold and individual retirement account, a degree of safety can be found in a gold IRA. What is a Gold IRA?...

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Tips for Managing Your Money During Retirement

The economy is fluctuating on a daily basis and it goes without saying that it makes managing your finances during retirement challenging. Financial planning and smart money use is essential to retire in comfort and fully enjoy the freedom that you have earned. In order to achieve this goal, it...

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AFCPE Symposium: Regional Breakout Feedback Series 3

Symposium Feedback Series: The majority of you answered that you like the AFCPE Annual Research and Training Symposium and networking opportunities best. What else do you need from the organization for the profession? Share your ideas! January 08, 2014

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5 Money-Saving New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

There's no better time to change your financial future than in the new year. For 2014, try these resolutions to build your savings, cut down your debt and build a healthy financial future for yourself and your family. Start an emergency fund. If you don't have one already, it’s a good...

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AFCPE Symposium: Regional Breakout Feedback Series 2

We have compiled your feedback during this year’s regional breakout sessions and will be sharing some of the results each week.  Please take some time to provide additional feedback so that we can continue to work together towards a fantastic future of growth and opportunity! SETTING THE STANDARD, Rebecca Wiggins, Executive...

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AFCPE Symposium: Regional Breakout Feedback Series

THANK YOU for attending the AFCPE Annual Research and Training Symposium as we celebrated our 30th Anniversary!  Your presence and participation helped make it a truly fantastic event! Our organization, rooted in rich history and built upon decades of research, is in a unique position to continue on as an...

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The Path to Financial Security

The need for personal security seems to be hard-wired into humans, reinforced by eons of experience since early man first ventured from the trees to seek an existence in a hostile world. Modern man no longer worries about saber-toothed tigers or the availability of sufficient prey; the object of today's...

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Guide to Holiday Gift Giving for (Broke) College Students

The holiday season can be a challenging and intimidating time of the year for cash-strapped college students. In the season of giving, college students are balancing holiday expenses with the usual. Tuition. Study materials. Food. Textbooks. Fortunately for college students, the Internet is literally an endless source of creativity when...

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Spend Less and Save More this Holiday Season

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) foundthat 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011 where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous...

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