Written By: Jing Jian Xiao
Linking research to practice has been the tradition of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning since its start in 1990. I remember when I published articles in the journal in the 1990s, the founding editor, Sherman Hanna, asked the authors to
try to present the results in a way that practitioners could understand. He also suggested that research articles should be more accessible to practitioners. Following this tradition, we have published many original research articles that advance consumer financial capability and wellbeing and have practical implications in financial counseling, planning, and education. In recent years, with the assistance of staff of AFCPE and Springer Publishing Company, we started to promote research articles published in JFCP through Internet tools and social media to distribute information to practitioners. In the first issue of the 30th year publication of the journal, the tradition continues and many articles have implications for practitioners.