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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.


5 Tips for Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

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June 19, 2013

In 2012, the American Bankruptcy Institute reports that Americans filed 1,181,016 non-business bankruptcies. Even though bankruptcies have dropped significantly from the previous three years, many...


5 Ways to Teach Kids Financial Responsibility

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May 30, 2013

Talking to kids about money can be difficult, and teaching them first-hand about money matters is even more so. But many of today’s adults are struggling to manage money properly, and that’s not a...


Why Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report is Essential

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May 23, 2013

Fixing an error on your credit report can be time consuming, and not a little frustrating. But with a recent FTC study showing that 26% of consumers could have potentially problematic errors on...


Establishing Good Credit

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May 06, 2013

Having spent numerous years educating and counseling service members, I have come to realize that a very large number of them have very little if any financial education.  Especially now, in my...


The State of Older Americans and Savings

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April 29, 2013

The numbers are shocking. In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283 (Demos). One-third of senior households has no money left over each month or is in debt after...


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