What is an Accredited Financial Counselor?

22 07 2010

What is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)?

Accredited Financial Counselors have certified skills to assist families and individuals in the complex process of financial decision-making, including the ability to:

  • educate clients in sound financial principles
  • assist clients in the process of overcoming their financial indebtedness
  • help clients identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors
  • guide clients in developing successful strategies for achieving their financial goals
  • support clients as they work through their financial challenges and opportunities
  • help clients develop new perspective on the dynamics of money in relation to family, friends and individual self-esteem

What does the AFC Designation Mean to a Client?

An individual who seeks the services of an Accredited Financial Counselor will know that:

  • the Financial Counselor has passed comprehensive examinations on personal finance and financial counseling
  • the Financial Counselor has signed a code of ethics and agrees to abide by the highest ethical standards
  • the Financial Counselor maintains the most current knowledge in the fields of personal finances and financial counseling through continuing education
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