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The AFCPE® Blog

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.


Money, Addictions & Assessments

Budget, General, Saving, Financial Education

June 01, 2016

The most common reason for large credit card debt, unpaid bills, and lack of savings is the result of overspending, or not living within our means. While this is common knowledge in our society,...


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 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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