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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.

Spend Less and Save More this Holiday Season


October 23, 2013

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than...

Saving for Retirement at Each Stage of Life


September 23, 2013

No matter how old you are, saving for retirement should be a top priority. While knowing how much you will need to live a comfortable retirement and saving to reach that goal is the key, here are...

Credit Mistakes Won’t Haunt You For Life


August 20, 2013

We all make financial mistakes at some point in our lives. Maybe you forget to pay a bill due to some stressful life circumstances, or maybe you have to let a credit card payment slide because you...

VA Home Loan Program Training


August 15, 2013

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs – St. Paul Regional Loan Center recently partnered with the AFCPE to provide training on the VA home loan program.  The four session webinar series was a great...

5 Saving for College Basics


August 13, 2013

It’s no secret that today’s college graduates are drowning in student debt. And even though the government recently voted to keep student loan interest rates relatively low, there’s no guarantee...

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