How AFE Is Adapting to the COVID-19 Crisis
These are, without a doubt, unprecedented times. As coronavirus spreads, so does its global economic impact. Unemployment rates are up, stock markets are down, and consumers are understandably scared. Like you, the Association of Financial Educators is following the news closely, and we are more committed than ever to continuing our mission to promote financial literacy. Every day we are working with our exhaustive network of financial experts to bring their valuable knowledge to the individuals who need it most. Through facilitating in person seminars* and cost and time-saving webinars, AFE is here to help you navigate these difficult and unfamiliar waters. We believe that knowledge is power, and our fundamental mission is seeing our members, clients and communities through crises such as these. Your physical and financial health mean everything to us, and we are here to answer your questions and support you in any way we can.
*when appropriate and taking all safe, social-distancing measures
Who We Are
AFE is a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational bureau comprised of financial professionals in dozens of fields including investing, estate planning, accounting, tax, real estate, law, and more. Our members have a passion for education and share a common goal of empowering individuals and communities with the knowledge they need to take control of their own financial well-being.
Established in 2007 with the mission of promoting widespread and comprehensive financial literacy, AFE is the market leader in providing free educational workshops to companies of all sizes and in all market sectors throughout North America.
Our members generously donate their time and knowledge and are bound by a rigorous Code of Conduct that demands transparency, accountability and integrity.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has also chosen AFE as a member of their Your Money Your Goals cohort for two consecutive years (a rare honor), and named AFE as the team leader in 2019. The CFPB is a federal government agency that governs the financial sectors of the U.S. with a mission to empower consumers to make more informed financial decisions.
Money might make the world go round, but the reality is many of us grew up without the fundamental skills needed to prosper into retirement and beyond.
We may have taken economics, math, and maybe even a finance course or two, but few of us have been trained in critical skills like budgeting, estate planning, home buying, retirement planning, or surviving a recession. This lack of education combined with the barrage of media messages insisting we all need a newer car, a bigger house and designer dog food in order to “keep up with the Joneses” is the reason many Americans are facing financial ruin.
But who has the energy to pursue an economic education when simply staying afloat is all-consuming? This is where we come in. Our workshops give your employees the opportunity to strengthen their skills and offer them valuable, vital information at no cost to them or your company.
Questions? Use the secure contact form on this website to reach us. Thank you for your interest in the Association of Financial Educators!
Clive Baveghems Ph.D