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#FridayFollow: Meaningful work wherever life takes you

Meaningful work wherever life takes you As we enter the application period for the 2021 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship, we approached two 2020 FINRA Foundation award-winning Fellows with some Friday Five questions. Learn more about their passion for this work and why others should apply for the fellowship program....

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#FridayFollow: Get to Know AFCPE’s New 2021 Board Members

Welcome, Brandy Baxter, AFC®, FFC® My Work: Financial Coach and CEO, Living Abundantly My Roots: Born and raised in Toledo, OH. I grew up with a loving, hard working mother and three sisters. My Passion: I’m passionate about illuminating the space in someone’s mind with ideas and strategies to give them hope...

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#FridayFollow: Helping Artists Find Financial Freedom

Jennifer Latimore is an actor who works in theatre, film, and television. She is currently working toward earning her AFC® certification.AFCPE: Tell us a little about your professional journey, and what inspired you to pursue the AFC® certification?Jennifer: Never have I felt that the word ‘unique’ more accurately describes me...

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#FridayFollow: Looking Beyond Behaviors

Getting to know Sean McPhilamy, AFC®. AFCPE: When someone asks what you do, how do you respond? Sean: I help individuals and families with improving personal finances, looking beyond behaviors. AFCPE: Tell us a little about your professional journey. What or who inspired you to pursue this career? Sean: Twenty-five...

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#SponsorSpotlight: Meet Amelia O’Rourke-Owens of America Saves

Meet Amelia O'Rourke-Owens of America SavesWelcome to the 2020 Sponsor Spotlight series! As we prepare for #AFCPE2020, November 16-20, 2020, we are excited to introduce you to our Sponsors, and more specifically, to the incredible people who work for these organizations. Learn more about the organizations and the people you'll...

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#FridayFollow: Helping People Reclaim their Personal Financial Power

Dawn Torres Gale, AFC® is a financial counselor who is passionate about helping her clients identify or refine their financial goals and create a road map to get them there successfully. She especially loves, “helping people reclaim their personal financial power.”AFCPE: Tell us a little about your professional journey.  What...

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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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