AFCPEAssociation for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
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Distinguished Fellow Award: Jean Lown, Utah State UniversityThis award recognizes significant and long-lasting contributions made to AFCPE over the organization's history.
Outstanding Research Journal Article of the Year: Benjamin Cummings and Russell James For "Factors Associated with Getting and Dropping Financial Advisors Among Older Adults: Evidence from Longitudinal Data" (JFCP, Vol 25, Issue 2) Award winners were honored in a ceremony at the 2015 AFCPE Symposium.
The CSES[TM] program is accepted for 15 continuing education credits and continuing legal education credits by many national professional organizations, such as CFPs, the AFCPE, and also by several state regulatory licensing agencies.
About AFCPE AFCPE, established in 1983, is a non-profit, international, professional membership organization dedicated to improving personal financial management education, training, and certification of financial counselors, educators, and other related practitioners.
Providing specially designed options to FPA members who wish to obtain Accredited Financial Counselors[R] (AFC[R]) and Certified Housing Counselors[R] (CHC[R]) certification, and to AFCPE counselors who are seeking membership within FPA and explore opportunities to work with CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER[TM] members of FPA;
Helping enhance personal finance research and education programming, including expanded opportunities for FPA members and AFCPE certified counselors to gain Continuing Education;
The AFCPE award is the fourth award that the military banking division of MidCountry Bank has received for its financial education materials: the American Bankers Association (ABA) honored the company in 2008 for its entire program, while in 2009 the ABA and Institute for Financial Literacy both recognized the company's book, the Military Spouse Finance Guide: Financial Advice for the Homefront.
We are very proud to receive this award from the AFCPE," said Rebecca Stiehl, president of the InCharge Education Foundation.
In addition to the AFCPE honors, "Grab Todd's Cash" was recently awarded Technology and Learning Magazine's Award of Excellence.
AFCPE announced the award at its annual meeting on November 19 in Denver, Colorado.
Robert Barrett, president and chief executive of InCharge, noted that the recognition of Military Money by AFCPE follows the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by InCharge Institute with the Department of Defense to provide needed financial planning assistance and credit counseling to military personnel.
This award recognizes effective financial counseling practices such as Profina's Personal Care Counselor approach that provides intensive client support, and its innovative approach to gathering customer information," noted Barbara O'Neill, president of AFCPE.