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The AFCPE Blog is designed to provide new and insightful personal finance information for financial professionals – information that can be shared with both clients and consumers and provides new insights into education and practice.


NEEDs and WANTs: Finding a Balance

Budget, General, Financial Education

May 06, 2015

Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics. What is your definition of a need? How do you define a want? A popular movement in America is the minimalist approach. By their lifestyle and...


The Most Under-Utilized Tool for Gaining Control of your Finances

Budget, Military, General

March 06, 2015

Working part time as a PFC, I help military families regain control of their finances.  Some come to see me as an order from their commander while others come voluntarily, looking to regain control...


Broaden Your Strategies for Saving

Budget, General, Financial Education

February 24, 2015

Rational explanations for not saving typically follow expressions like: “I’d like to save, but…”, or “I think saving is important, but…” Intuitively, we know we should save. The importance of...


Set A Goal, Make A Plan: America Saves Week 2015

Budget, General, Financial Education

February 23, 2015

As financial counselors and educators, we are well-versed in the value of savings and we share that information in a variety of ways to our clients and students. A Financial Educator may offer...


3 Steps to Finding Funds You Already Have

Budget, General, Financial Education

January 23, 2015

There’s no way around it - financial struggles are can be both difficult and overwhelming. However, if you take some time to visualize where and how your money is being spent, you may find that you...


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