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#Friday Follow: Contribution Through Career Path

Dr. HanNa Lim, PhD is an assistant professor at Kansas State University researching and teaching personal finance. Her research focus includes college students’ financial wellness and the effects of family relationships on financial behavior. At the 2018 AFCPE Symposium, Dr. Lim and her colleague Frank Magwegwe won the Outstanding Symposium...

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#FridayFollow: “The Money Lady”

At the 2018 AFCPE Symposium, Madeleine Greene was presented the Distinguished Fellow of the Year award. Her acceptance of the award was followed by an emotional, yet empowering, speech telling stories of her time as AFC®. As a true pioneer in the AFCPE community, we thought it was only right...

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#Friday Follow: One Class. One Spark. The Career.

Ryan Law, AFC® is the Director of the Money Management Resource Center (MMRC) at Utah Valley University. Through the center, volunteer peer Financial Coaches educate students, faculty and staff through one-on-one counseling sessions and presentations on campus. When Ryan’s not working at the MMRC, he’s teaching courses as part of the...

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#FridayFollow – Investigating a Deep Connection for Economic Justice

At the 2018 AFCPE Symposium, Lucia Reed, AFC® and her colleague George Reuter received the Outstanding Symposium Practitioners’ Forum Award for “Delivering Financial Counseling to Families with low Incomes through the Federal Government’s Largest Wealth-Building Program for Families with Low Income”. Lucia is a financial coach for Compass Working Capital in...

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#FridayFollow – Making Personal Finance Fun!

At the 2018 AFCPE Symposium, Matt Goren, CFP® and Michael G. Thomas, AFC® received the Outstanding Consumer Financial Information award for their podcast, Nothing Funny About Money. Recipients of this award, nominated by their peers, provide innovative consumer information in the field of financial counseling and planning. Nothing Funny About Money (NFAM) is...

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#FridayFollow – Towards Financial Well-Being and Beyond

Edna Forero, AFC®, FFC® is the spouse of a Marine Corps veteran and the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) financial education manager. Over the past 22 years, Edna has worked in the financial industry to provide relevant and objective financial education and financial services to both the civilian and military communities....

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#Friday Follow – AFCPE welcomes Summer Red to our team!

Earlier this month, we added a new staff member to the AFCPE team, Summer Red, AFC®. Since earning her AFC®designation in 2015, Summer has been an active member of the AFCPE community. She has taught several sessions of the AFC® Webinar Review Course to AFC candidates and served as a member...

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#FridayFollow: Rising Up for Financial Literacy

Ana Gonzalez Ribeiro is a longtime advocate for financial education. She entered the field more than 10 years ago as a personal financial writer, writing for popular publications and websites such as Mint.com and Yahoo Finance. Fast forward to today, Ana is an Accredited Financial Counselor® with the same “why”. When...

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#FridayFollow – Taking Action Through Trial and Error

Johnie Reed is an AFC® based in Cleveland, Ohio. When asked about his profession, he shares with people that he’s a teacher by training, trade, and occupation. In his role as a financial counselor, he develops relationships based on trust and professional respect. Johnie helps clients change and improve upon their...

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#Friday Follow: Disrupting Historical Patterns

Scott Henderson is a Texas-based AFC® working full-time at a financial planning firm while pursuing his Master’s Degree and running a business and website called Simplifinances. Scott’s vision is to help young people and middle-class Americans simplify their finances so they can start living a life of financial independence. AFCPE: What inspired you...

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#FridayFollow – Finding Resource and Hope Through the Difficult Times

Laura Coleman is a Tennessee-based Accredited Financial Counselor® with a special niche – preparing couples financially for fertility and adoption. After experiencing firsthand the financial burden and stress that accompanies the fertility and adoption process, Laura felt called to start her blog, podcast, and financial coaching practice, Family Money Coaching. In this...

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#FridayFollow – Coming Soon: Artificial Intelligence that Empowers Self-Worth & Net Worth

Tiffany Marr is a woman on a mission.  She’s a wife, mother, and a self-described “entrepreneur with a day job”. She is currently developing a new technology platform that encourages peer-to-peer interaction around money. The platform will allow users to ask financial questions and receive financial tips and strategies in...

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