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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.


AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Gabriella Barthlow, AFC®

Symposium, #IamAFCPE, General, Financial Education

July 29, 2015

For Gabriella Barthlow, 2015 is a year of firsts. Although she has worked as an AFC® professional for more than 7 years, this year she started a new role as a Financial Coach for the CFPB Financial...


5 Tax Complications That Could Arise in a Same-Sex Marriage

General, Financial Education

July 13, 2015

It's been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that same-sex couples legally married in states that recognize their marriages,...


How much should I be spending in the different budget categories?

Budget, General, Financial Education

July 08, 2015

Recently in a personal finance class, some of the students asked me how much they should be spending in the different budget categories, such as housing, groceries, and so on. I’ve always seen...


Money Pools: A Non-Traditional Savings and Capital System

Credit, General, Financial Education

July 02, 2015

As financial counselors, coaches and educators, it is important to recognize and understand various systems of saving and investing that culturally diverse populations and the underbanked might...


Be Prepared

Military, General, Financial Education

June 15, 2015

Be prepared. When most people hear these two words, they think of the Boy Scouts of America. I want to share with you why all military spouses need to be prepared as well. I was a military spouse...


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