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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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#FridayFollow: Apply for an Award!

We Want You to Apply For An AFCPE Award</h2 > Each year AFCPE® recognizes the great work and innovation happening in financial education, research, and practice. Award winners are celebrated at the AFCPE® Symposium in November. Win or lose, applying for an AFCPE award provides incredible value to you! It's...

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#FridayFollow: Faith, Finances, and Education

Flora Williams, Ph.D., RFC, M.Div. is a long time AFCPE Member who was instrumental in the founding of the organization. Throughout her career, she has worked as a professor, a Registered Financial Consultant, and an ordained minister. Flora is also a writer, an avid piano player, and finds joy in...

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#Friday Follow: The Overlap Between Mental Health and Financial Health

Larry Freeney is a Licensed Counselor who assists his clients in living their best lives. He does this by helping them overcome their negative self-talk, incompatible identities, and their restrictive life scripts. As a new AFC® certification candidate, Larry hopes to assist his clients with the financial aspect of their...

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#FridayFollow: A New Program and a Fated Career

Jing Jian Xiao, PhD is a professor and researcher in consumer economics and personal finance at the University of Rhode Island (URI). His university was recently approved as an AFCPE® Registered Education Program, meaning that their program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements to prepare students to sit for the AFC®...

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#FridayFollow: A Military Spouse Shares the Value of an AFC®

Trey Spencer is an AFC® candidate and 2019 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow. He is currently a full-time stay-at-home-dad and military spouse. Trey volunteers at Ft. Still doing financial counseling and helping in the Legal Assistance Office.During this FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship application period, we were excited to learn more...

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#FridayFollow: Personal Financial Education Should Be For Everyone

Cliff Robb is a professor at UW-Madison, where he teaches personal finance in the School of Human Ecology. UW-Madison recently became an AFCPE® Registered Education Program, which means their coursework covers the core competencies required to sit for the AFC® certification exam. Get to know Cliff, and hear firsthand why...

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#FridayFollow: Becoming Wise Stewards of the Gifts We Have to Give

Don Fulton, M.Div., M.Th., AFC®, CRC®, FFC® is a financial coach and an ELCA Lutheran clergy who is currently serving on the AFCPE Board of Directors. He describes himself as someone who wears two hats. As a financial coach, Don works with clients to empower them in their financial decision...

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#FridayFollow: Focus on the areas that light you up the most

Get to know new AFCPE Board Member, Jen Hemphill, AFC®! Jen has been active in the AFCPE community since 2008, when she became a FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow. As an AFC, Jen is passionate about helping women become confident and take control of their money. As a board member,...

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#FridayFollow: From Ironing Dollar Bills to Leaving a Lasting Impact

Eve Pentecost, CFP® is an assistant professor at The University of Alabama, working with students from across the country – and even outside it – as they prepare for rewarding careers and enrich their knowledge in consumer affairs and financial planning. Her appreciation for money and how to treat it...

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#FridayFollow: Siblings with a Spirit to Serve

Carl and Carletha Windom are Accredited Financial Counselors® (AFC®) who have a spirit to serve. As siblings, the Windoms have a strong family history of military service. Their individual and collective experiences have given them an understanding of the unique challenges that military service members face, instilling a passion to...

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#FridayFollow: The Tax Lady

Erin Kidd, AFC® is an Enrolled Agent who specializes in individual taxation and focuses on simplifying complex tax issues and educating clients. “I love to help them plan for the future and anticipate the implications of their next financial move!” AFCPE: You were part of the very first class of FINRA...

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