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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.


Find Savings Success by Rising to the Challenge

General, Saving, Financial Education

February 22, 2016

“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day-in and day out” Today marks the beginning of America Saves Week 2016. Since 2007, this week has provided an opportunity for organizations to...


What are your 2016 Holiday Plans?

Budget, General, Saving, Financial Education

February 01, 2016

Yes, I know we just celebrated 2015 Holidays, but this is a great time to think about what went well, what didn’t, and how to make changes so that our 2016 Holiday can be successful without...


AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Erica Tobe

Symposium, #IamAFCPE, General, Financial Education

January 27, 2016

Erica Tobe, an Extension Specialist and fixed-term Assistant Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), is passionate about helping to identify the social and economic needs of families. This...


Letter of Reflection

Symposium, General, Financial Education

December 22, 2015

Dear AFCPE Members and Stakeholders, As my Board Presidency draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the progress we have made as an organization. When I attended my very first conference as...


Timebanking: Serving More Clients Through Alternative Payment Options

General, Financial Education

December 17, 2015

The particular irony of working as a financial counselor is that we often come across people who have a critical need for our services, but cannot afford them (because they need financial...


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