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Guest Editors’ Introduction to the Special Issue on Ethics of Debt

Debt is often central to financial decision making, and it plays a key role in financial counseling and planning. It also raises important ethical questions for individuals and families, small businesses, and lawmakers. Which forms of debt,...

Financial Literacy and the Use of Interest-Only Mortgages

Ethical Behaviors and Wealth: Generation Y’s Experience

Poverty Levels and Debt Indicators Among Low-Income Households Before and After the Great Recession

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Happy New Year from the AFCPE® National Office! 2017 promises to be another exciting year as we implement a new strategic plan, and leverage the growth and accomplishments of 2016.

The 2016 Annual Research and Training Symposium was a historic success with sold out attendance. We were thrilled to host the Consumer...

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#IamAFCPE, a campaign that began in the fall of 2016, allowed AFCPE® members and certified professionals the opportunity to showcase, through a one-minute video

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Today, Pombar is ready to launch a new fight to help other military families take charge of their personal finances as one of 50 select participants in the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) 2016 Military Spouse Fellowship.

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) is partnering with The Counselor’s Corner, Inc. (TCC), a leading provider of online education and resources for housing professionals, to expand professional development.

Through partnerships with the American Red Cross, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE), Operation Homefront, SALUTE, INC., and USA Cares, WWP has shaped a financial assistance program that directly serves the needs of injured service members during their times of financial hardship.

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's Military Spouse Fellowship Program today opened the application process for its 2016 class of Military Spouse Fellows. The program provides military spouse recipients with the education and training needed to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation.

The NCCA accredited the Association for Financial Counseling & Education® (AFCPE®)'s AFC® certification for a five-year period, expiring December 31, 2020, during its recent meeting.

Earlier this year, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) announced a plan to enhance its financial counseling services by certifying employees with the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation in partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®). In just a few short months, approximately 300 SECU employees have successfully earned the AFC designation – the highest standard of excellence in the field of financial counseling and education.

"We are pleased to recognize the exceptional work done this year in financial counseling and education. This year's award winners represent innovation, expertise and leadership. Their work helps us set the standard and shape the future of the field," said AFCPE Executive Director, Rebecca Wiggins.

In partnership with United Way of Northeast Florida’s RealSense initiative and the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®), on Thursday, November 19, 2015 nearly 40 employees from the local nonprofit group, Family Support Services of North Florida, will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®).

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE®), a leading national nonprofit that educates and certifies financial professionals, and a top expert on the financial aspects of divorce are partnering to create a new and unique training program for financial professionals.

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