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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.


A Military Spouse Perspective: Pursuing a Career as a Financial Counselor

Military, General

March 22, 2016

My early financial education was given to me by my parents, sort of unintentionally and mostly from observation.   As I grew up and became an adult, I learned some better financial practices from...


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...


Loose Change: An Unexpected Path to Savings Success

Military, General, Saving, Financial Education

February 23, 2016

Forgotten Money Turns to Savings Whether a jar, a tray or a drawer, we all have a place where our loose change accumulates. Just sitting in these forgotten places, our loose change grows, but it...


AFCPE® Op Ed: A response to “Why Service Members Should Receive Financial Literacy Training”

Military, General, Financial Education

July 30, 2015

[caption id="attachment_613" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Gordon, from www.taskandpurpose.com[/caption] Marissa Cruz wrote an important article,...


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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