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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.


Financial Stress: Encouraging Students to Seek Help

General, Financial Education

April 25, 2016

According to the 2014 National Student Financial Wellness Study, a staggering 70% of college students are stressed about finances. This statistic is concerning on many levels. Research shows that...


Understanding Saving Behavior

General, Saving, Financial Education

April 18, 2016

The study of human behavior is fascinating. Why do two people in seemingly identical situations often make such different choices? What differentiates successful savers from those who are not?...


The Health-Wealth Connection

General, Financial Education

April 11, 2016

Financial fitness. Financial health. These terms are widespread in personal finance conversation, publication and even in financial practice promotion. As consumers, we understand the terms health...


A Financial Literacy Month Challenge: Don’t Forget to Eat Your Vegetables!

General, Financial Education

April 04, 2016

Attendees of last year’s symposium, left feeling inspired. Inspired to build upon the professional relationships they made. Inspired to put acquired knowledge into immediate action. Inspired to...


Why Financial Fitness Coaching? In A Word: Empowerment.

General, Financial Education

March 09, 2016

Sometimes a legitimate quest for information can lead down unexpected paths. When AFCPE® first announced the Financial Fitness Coach certification in partnership with Sage Financial Solutions, I...


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