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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.


Mindful Spending: The Emotions Behind Your Financial Decisions

General, Financial Education

December 02, 2015

One important factor in planning a financial strategy, and a step so often overlooked, is taking a look at the emotions behind the purchase. Emotions are closely linked to financial habits. If you...


Money, Marriage & Communication

General, Financial Education

November 23, 2015

Money affects all areas of an individual’s life. Issues with money are still a leading factor in divorce. The following tips are essential to every marriage and every budget: If you're not...


Values Matter

General, Financial Education

November 04, 2015

Whether working with clients or simply your own family’s budget, one of the first things you need to look at are values. Each person has a set of values. Dictionary.com defines values as: “relative...


Short term goals and their significance to your entire budget

Budget, General, Financial Education

November 02, 2015

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." -Benjamin Franklin What is it about that quote that makes planners smile and, well, the rest of us cringe. I am not a person who considers myself a...


One of the Most Important Counseling Questions You’ll Ever Ask

Symposium, General, Financial Education

October 29, 2015

If you had to pick just one counseling question as the most important question you ask someone you’re trying to help – the granddaddy of them all, the big kahuna, the…number…one  – what would it...


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