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#FridayFollow: Teaching People to Fish

 Karen Lynn Poff, MPA, AFC® has served as a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension since 1987. Following the economic downturn in 2008, she launched the Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program to help individuals and families learn to manage their finances effectively. Since then, she...

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#FridayFollow: Empower Your Worth

Victoria Lowell is a financial coach, which – in her words – is much like a life coach, a pitching coach, or swim coach. She is also an AFCPE® Member and AFC® candidate who is passionate about empowering women with the knowledge and skills to take a leading role in...

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#FridayFollow: Focus on the Next Small Step

 Shay James is a CPA who specializes in helping people save money, save their business, or save their relationships. She does this through a variety of strategies, most recently adding the AFC® certification to her professional arsenal of resources.AFCPE: What led you to a career in personal finance?Shay: My journey...

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#FridayFollow: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

 Dionne Blanks, AFC® specializes in helping her clients crush debt, increase savings, and build wealth through good management skills and an effective money mindset. She accomplishes this by working with her clients to establish customized cash flow plans for their household.AFCPE: What inspired you to pursue a career in personal...

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#FridayFollow: The Yogiconomist

Katherine Sauer, PhD is Vice President, Research and Programs for National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). She oversees educational programs, as well as research and strategic impact at a national nonprofit devoted to financial capability. In addition to financial health, she is also passionate about mental and physical health. Learn...

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#FridayFollow: My Life. My Choices.

 Todd Christensen, AFC® is a financial educator and counselor who works with students and clients of all ages to manage their money on a day-to-day basis. Todd helps people use financial tools for building their financial hopes and dreams, while also guiding them along their path to financial stability, security,...

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#Friday Follow: AFCPE welcomes Luisa Singletary to our team!

 Luisa Singletary joined the AFCPE® team in April 2019 as the Member Services & Communications Coordinator. With a can-do attitude, impeccable attention to detail, and a warm personality, she is a welcome addition to the AFCPE family!AFCPE: Welcome, Luisa! Tell us a little about your journey to AFCPE.Luisa: After graduating...

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#FridayFollow: Find Your Lane and Go All In

 Ambus Hunter IV is a personal finance educator who helps people understand their relationship with money and how finances intersect with the other essential elements of well-being: physical, career, social, and community. Ambus is passionate about helping people find balance in life, and money plays a large role in that....

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#MyFinLitStory: Alice Huffman, AFC® Candidate

My short personal financial story began in 1979 when my husband joined the Navy. We struggled with the same personal financial challenges that young Sailors and Marines still face today. They included living paycheck-to-paycheck, mismanaging checking accounts, not building savings and making poor choices with credit. I have worked with...

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#MyFinLitStory: Janeil Pierre

 My name is Janeil Pierre, I am an aspiring AFC and this is my personal finance story…I was born and raised on a tiny island in the Caribbean by the name of Trinidad. I was the first of 3 children and my mom was a single parent. Growing up it...

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#MyFinLitStory: Cindy Morita, LCSW

 I have been a social worker for almost 20 years and have worked with survivors of intimate partner violence. Over the years, survivors would share with me that one of the main reasons that they remain with or return to their abusers was because they could not financially care for...

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#MyFinLitStory: Brooke Grossman, AFC® Candidate

 Independent. Bold. Resourceful. When you are 19 years old, these are the words you are expected to be described as before even having the experience and yet, these were the words that I lived by at such an early age.#MyFinLitStory was just beginning to unfold as I was leaving my...

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