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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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#FridayFollow: Where Faith and Financial Understanding Meet

Amanda Burke is the co-founder and author of Camp Change Ministries. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) with more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. She is also pursuing the CFP®(Certified Financial Planner) designation.AFCPE: You’ve been an AFCPE Member since 2018, but we just recently were introduced...

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#FridayFollow: The Power of Connections

Andi Wrenn, AFC® is a financial counselor who is passionate about helping people make great financial decisions. She is equally as passionate about helping other financial professionals make connections and build a rewarding career. As an early recipient of the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship, Andi’s supportive presence has been a...

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#FridayFollow: Helping You Take Your Finances to the Next Level

Diana Kyu Yacob is an AFC® and FFC® with a passion for helping anyone with a desire to have a better financial future – whether that’s not living paycheck to paycheck, reducing debt, saving, improving credit, or whatever it is their heart desires financially.AFCPE: When people ask you what you do, how...

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#Friday Follow: Helping People Live in Financial Freedom

Ellie Kay is an author and speaker who has spent more than 20 years working in the financial space. She is also the founder of Heroes at Home, a non-profit company dedicated to providing free financial education to service members and their families. In 2019, Ellie joined the AFCPE Board of...

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