WHAT WE DO
AFE works with the federal government to offer free financial wellness programs to organizations and businesses across the country. Improved job satisfaction, reduced turnover and increased productivity are just a few ways our program can benefit your employees or members. You can learn more about the advantages of partnering with AFE here. There’s never any catch, cost or obligation when you partner with us.
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. 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
Mike’s workshops have been well taught, easy to understand, and insightful. I believe our students and even faculty have benefited greatly from the information presented. His workshops have garnered such positive reviews that we decided to give him some office space here so he has a place to work when visiting.
My meeting with Brett and Mark could not have gone any better. They were very knowledgeable, informative, and flexible in terms of outlining what AFE had to offer. We plan on having them do a lunch and learn workshop coming up here shortly.
Frank did a personal finance workshop for us and the response was very positive, especially from our younger employees. They felt they were never taught this in school and are eager to learn more. We will continue to work with AFE so we can provide this valuable benefit to our employees.
Tamara & Denise came in and taught our employees some basic investment concepts like the effects of inflation, compound interest, risk tolerance, and various investment tools. Our employees left the workshop feeling better informed and more able to control their financial futures. Needless to say we want them to come back again very soon!
Henry did a very good job with the presentations. He covered Savings Strategies, Learning to Budget, and Taking Fiscal Responsibility. 37 employees have attended so far and they all love it. We will definitely have him come back again!
Shannon has taught a few workshops for us now and they have all gone very well. We had her came in during the holidays and just had her back again in March. She has been very helpful with our employees and we will continue having her conduct workshops for the foreseeable future.
Interested in joining us?
If you are interested in becoming a member/volunteer of AFE, use our secure contact form to let us know.