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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.


A Thorough Conversation: “Should I get a credit card?”

Financial Education, Credit

June 09, 2016

Should I get a credit card? It’s a question our younger clients ask regularly, and it’s one I have received recently from my children. The quick and easy answer might be, “Yes, of course you must...


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,...


AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Jen Hemphill, AFC®

Financial Education, #IamAFCPE, Military

May 25, 2016

Jen Hemphill is a mom, wife, mentor, money coach and entrepreneur. She is passionate about teaching busy, go-getter women how to effectively use their money as a tool to live their best life. This...


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...


Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2016

Financial Education, General

May 02, 2016

Another Financial Literacy Month is in the books. It is great to see the buzz and number of events nationwide increase every year. I had the pleasure again this year to represent AFCPE®...


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