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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.


Preparing For Baby: Expect the Unexpected

Budget, Financial Education, Saving

June 16, 2016

Preparing for a baby is a challenge. Luckily, there are all types of websites to help guide you on what to expect when you’re about to become a parent. There are resources to advise you on the...


Money, Addictions & Assessments

Budget, Financial Education, Saving, General

June 01, 2016

The most common reason for large credit card debt, unpaid bills, and lack of savings is the result of overspending, or not living within our means. While this is common knowledge in our society,...


Daily Due Diligence (D3)

Budget, Financial Education, General

May 04, 2016

Author’s note: While recently counseling a soldier I discovered the conversation of investing was completely overridden by an ignorance of the “basics” –  monthly budget adherence and awareness of...


Taking the First Step to Savings Success

Budget, Financial Education, Saving, General

February 24, 2016

In May 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched its Financial Coaching Initiative, targeting recently-transitioned veterans and economically vulnerable consumers to help them...


What are your 2016 Holiday Plans?

Budget, Financial Education, Saving, General

February 01, 2016

Yes, I know we just celebrated 2015 Holidays, but this is a great time to think about what went well, what didn’t, and how to make changes so that our 2016 Holiday can be successful without...


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