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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.


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...


The Fiduciary Rule: Already the Standard

General, Financial Education

March 03, 2016

Over the past ten years, there has been increasing focus placed on financial capability to address the increasing personal debt levels and the overall financial well-being of Americans. It is more...


The Power of Financial Counseling & Education

Military, Saving, Financial Education

February 27, 2016

As America Saves & Military Saves Week come to an end, we share a story that reminds us of the power of financial counseling and education. Recently, a soon-to-retire service member came to...


AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Kira Dentes, AFC®

#IamAFCPE, General, Saving, Financial Education

February 26, 2016

Kira Dentes was introduced to AFCPE® just three years ago, when she applied and was awarded a 2013 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship. Now an active member of the organization, she...


Savings Success Begins with Remembering Your ‘Why’

General, Saving, Financial Education

February 25, 2016

Common wisdom is to pay down high interest debt before saving. I mean, it makes sense right? If you are saving in an account that pays less than 1% and the interest being charged on your...


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