AFCPE® MONTHLY COLUMN By Roslyn Lash, AFC® If you’ve ever looked for a financial professional, you’ve probably encountered unfamiliar acronyms, also known as designations or credentials, following the candidates’ names. CPA, CFP®, CFA®, ChFC®: What do these letters mean and why are they important? Anyone can call themselves a financial […]

Alphabet Soup…Financial Professionals

By Roslyn Lash I first learned about credit as a preteen. If I wanted my bike on Christmas Day, I’d have to get a store-brand bike. If I waited until after the holiday, I could get a Schwinn. I chose the store-brand bike, but as winter passed, I realized that […]

Money Lessons for Youth

By Roslyn Lash It’s easy to spend more than you planned when buying a car. The nicer, more expensive cars are generally parked prominently on the showroom floor, while the average, more affordable cars are less visible. Once you see those shiny cars, it’s easy to become so excited that […]

How to Buy a Car

You’ve decided to leave college. Maybe you’re becoming an entrepreneur, or you’ve concluded that higher education isn’t right for you. Or maybe you can’t afford to stay in school. Whatever your reason, during this time of starting anew, don’t forget about those student loans. Leaving school early means you’re more likely to fall […]

Tips for Paying Off your Student Loans

By Roslyn Lash There’s no question that losing your job can be scary and difficult. But if you are fortunate enough to have some warning, you can take some steps to soften the blow, whether layoffs are at the rumor stage or already under way. These suggestions can help you prepare […]

How to Survive a Job Loss