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Dennis Gravitt

Previously unknown to most of the investing public, the term fiduciary has become increasingly popular since the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its intentions to tighten the standards by which financial companies are required to adhere in order to conduct business. Yet, even while consumers are growing ever more aware... Read More >

Rachael DeLeon

AFCPE annually recognizes innovation, work, and leadership of its diverse community of members, among  financial professionals working across all areas of financial education, research and practice. “This year’s award winners are truly setting the highest standard. They are motivating change, bridging gaps and creating incredible impact in the lives of... Read More >

Carrie L. Johnson

This year the Cooperative Extension Service Pre-Symposium focused on how Extension is making a difference and the importance of conveying that message. Perspectives were given from a national level by Toija Riggins, Ph.D., USDA NIFA Program Leader and also from a state administrator’s level given by Michael Gutter, Ph.D. from... Read More >

Rebecca Wiggins

Happy 2018 from the AFCPE National Office! We have carried the momentum and excitement from 2017 into the New Year and have already hit the ground running. Last year’s Annual Research and Training Symposium was nothing short of powerful. Sessions focused on diversity, inclusion, and wide ranging issues affecting our... Read More >

Valerie Richards

Certain life events should come with a “How To” guide.  Age-Proof, Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, by Jean Chatzky, NBC financial editor and financial wellness expert, and MIchael F. Roizen, MD, is a health and financial life guide that gives readers tools to live a “winning life.”... Read More >

Donna Colfer

Artificial intelligence (AI) will impact our immediate future job displacement. While there are benefits to adopting new technological changes for the economy and society, they have the potential to disrupt the livelihoods of millions of Americans. Andrew Yang is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program... Read More >

Forrest Baumhover

In the military, we face this decision more than most civilians. We buy a house because we intend to stay in it for a while. We hope that we can hold it long enough to actually have the value rise over time, then either rent it or sell it for... Read More >

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

As with any population group, it is difficult to identify the cause of issues that influence the well-being of individuals, families, and communities that are unique to that group. American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) are no exception. Geography, economics, community infrastructure, social structure, and history are factors that influence... Read More >

Colin Ryan

Before Tony Robbins gives a speech, makes a call, or coaches a client, he bounces on a trampoline. A big part of my work is studying what motivates people to change their lives. This year, I had the unexpected pleasure of getting to know Tony Robbins through the documentary “I... Read More >

Rebecca Wiggins, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

Research shows that the average wealth of white families has grown 84 percent over the past 30 years, which is 1.2 times the rate of growth for Latino households, and three times the rate for black households. It is projected that by the year 2043, when people of color will... Read More >

Kristen Berman

A commonly held belief is that education leads to knowledge, which then leads to action. However, a meta-analysis of nearly 200 financial education programs, completed by Professor John Lynch and his colleagues in 2014, found that “financial education interventions explain only 0.1% of the variance in financial behaviors.” Said another... Read More >

Brenda Vaughn

Another year has come and is almost gone. The years seem to fly by and resolutions that were made on January 1 seem so far away. I hope the year has brought you happiness and success, whatever that is to you. I have no doubt each of you has helped... Read More >