Real Money, Real Experts - Career Series

Curious to learn about the different career paths available to AFC®s? Check out our RMRE Career Series! We have an amazing line up of professionals sharing how they got into the field of financial counseling, the impact of the AFC on their career development, and tips for creating a fulfilling and exciting career.


Real Money, Real Experts is a personal finance podcast written and produced by AFCPE®. With an audience of financial professionals, we strive to educate and entertain with a combination of expert tips, engaging interviews, and real-life storytelling. 


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Real Money, Real Experts: Maggie Klokkenga and Rachael Bronstein, AFC®

Episode 51: Discovering Your Niche and Growing Your Private Practice with Maggie Klokkenga and Rachael Bronstein, AFC®   In this final episode of our Real Money, Real Experts Career Series, we catch up with Rachael Bronstein and Maggie Klokkenga. Tune in as they share their own experiences in starting a private practice and how honing in on your niche can lead to

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Real Money, Real Experts: Laura Levine

Empowering our Youth through Financial Literacy & Education with Laura Levine To kick off Financial Literacy Month, our hosts Rachael DeLeon and Dr. Mary Bell Carlson speak with President and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Laura Levine. Laura shares the ins and outs of her own career journey and provides listeners with ideas on how to

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Real Money, Real Experts: Janie Bright, AFC®

Financial Inclusion as an Avenue to Building Community with Janie Bright, AFC® This week, Rachael sits down with longtime AFCPE Member, Janie Bright, AFC®. Janie is a self-described passionate credit union employee who has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. She began her journey as a Credit Union teller, where she saw firsthand the issues that individuals and

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Real Money, Real Experts: Josh Escalante Troesh and Garrett Philbin, AFC®

Entrepreneurship, Financial Coaching, and all things Certification with Josh Escalante Troesh and Garrett Philbin, AFC® In this week’s episode, we’re continuing our Career Series by diving deep into the world of financial coaching and the ups and downs of owning your own business with Josh Escalante Troesh and Garrett Philbin. Josh and Garrett discuss the importance of community, investing in

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Real Money Real Experts featuring Andia Dinesen

Real Money, Real Experts: Andia Dinesen, AFC®

Episode 47: Military, Banks, and Nonprofits: Career Talk with Andia Dinesen, AFC® Watch on Youtube! This week, we are joined by Andia Dinesen, Executive Vice President for Communications and Operations for the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA). As a military spouse, Andia shares her journey to AFC® certification through the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program. She touches

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Karen Richel joins us on the Real Money Real Experts Podcast

Real Money, Real Experts: Karen Richel, AFC®, CMC®

Episode 46: Beyond Academia: Community Impact with Karen Richel, Extension Educator Watch on Youtube! This week, we very excitedly welcome Karen Richel to the show as we continue our Career Series. Karen is a University of Idaho Extension Associate Professor and the Family Finance Extension educator for ten north Idaho counties. In her work, Karen caters to every age and

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Mary Bell Carlson joins us this week on the Real Money, Real Experts podcast

Real Money, Real Experts: Dr. Mary Bell Carlson, CFP®, AFC®

Episode 45: Government Careers in Personal Finance: Going inside Dr. Mary Bell Carlson, CFP®, AFC® This week on Real Money, Real Experts, we’re putting co-host Dr. Mary Bell Carlson in the hot seat. In this second episode of our career series, Rachael talks to Mary about her expansive career path in the Government sector. Mary is a wealth of knowledge

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Real Money Real Experts: Marcy Reyes

Real Money, Real Experts: Marcy Reyes, AFC®

Episode 44: Bridging Gaps with Financial Literacy & Youth Initiative Founder Marcy Reyes, AFC® Watch on Youtube! Kicking off the first episode in our new Career Series, “Real Money, Real Experts” co-hosts Dr. Mary Bell Carlson and Rachael DeLeon speak with Marcy Reyes, AFC® about her career in the nonprofit space. Marcy is the Founder and CEO of The Financial Literacy Youth (or

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