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The AFCPE News Center keeps you up-to-date on initiatives and announcements around the important work we are doing to carry out our mission and vision.


AFCPE® Professionals Raise Their Voices For Innovation and Impact

November 28, 2018

"This year's awards ceremony was incredibly special, as we celebrated AFCPE's 35th anniversary and 25 years of the AFC® certification. Every year I am inspired by the work that is being done in our field. These professionals are elevating the field through innovation, expertise, leadership, mentorship, and action," said AFCPE Executive Director, Rebecca Wiggins.


FINRA Foundation Names 2018 Recipients Of First Annual Military Spouse Fellowship Program Awards

November 16, 2018

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) has announced the recipients of the first annual awards to FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellows for outstanding service and dedication to military service members and their families. The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship offers military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential—the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) certificate—while providing financial counseling and education to the military community. Created in 2006, the program is administered in partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) and the National Military Family Association (NMFA).


Operation HOPE and AFCPE partner to certify HOPE Inside financial wellbeing coaches

October 03, 2018

Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc., announced today a partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) to certify HOPE financial wellbeing coaches with the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation.


Survey Finds Nearly Half of Georgians are Unprepared for Retirement

October 02, 2018

Large percentage of residents have little to no money saved or invested in their retirement


Rethinking the 3 to 6 months Rule of Thumb in Financial Planning

August 22, 2018

Financial education is not one-size-fits all. Dr. Ammerman’s and Dr. MacDonald's research underscores the need for a goal-oriented approach with qualified professionals that better help clients develop financial resilience and lasting financial well-being.


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