Sunday, October 17

Fall Issue of Financial Academic Journal Available to IARFC Membership!

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The 2021 Fall Issue of the Journal of Personal Finance (JPF) is now available from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC®). The techniques, strategies and research contained in this academic journal are intended to support financial literacy whether it be directed to consumers, educators, or professional financial consultants.

The JPF editor,  Craig Lemoine, Ph.D., CFP®, MRFC® is the Director of the Financial Planning Program at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. With an education background dating back to 2003, Dr. Lemoine has a deep understanding of examination and assessment in financial planning. He has served on the CFP® Board Council of Examinations since 2010, has been a professor of Financial Planning at the American College, and currently is the MRFC Certification Board Chair.

“This issue of the Journal of Personal Finance carries a consistent theme of heuristics and decision making,” explains Journal Editor, Dr. Craig Lemoine, MRFC®. Three of our articles touch on how consumers act and what motivates those choices. This issue is a wonderful addition of knowledge for both financial consultants and academic professionals. I am thrilled to share our Fall edition!”

The following six articles are included the 2021 edition, Volume 20, Issue 2

  • 2021 IARFC National Financial Plan Competition
  • Simple Decision-Making Rules of Thumb and Financial Well-Being
  • Is Retirement That Easy? Analyzing the Impact of Financial rules of Thumb Through the Theory of Planned Behavior
  • The Role of Financial Literacy, Need for Cognition and Political Orientation on Consumer Use of Social Medial in Financial Decision Making
  • Student Debt and Financial Well-Being of the Borrower: Does it Matter Whom the Debt is For?
  • Where Knowledge Meets Perceptions: Emerging Adults and Their Perception of Financial Knowledge

“Thanks to those who are involved in the production of the Journal – from professors, to our Editor Dr. Craig Lemoine, MRFC®, to our IARFC Team,” acknowledges IARFC Trustee Chair and CEO, H. Stephen Bailey, Ph.D., MRFC®. “I am particularly pleased that the winning plan in the 2021 IARFC National Financial Plan is included. These students work hard in their development and presentation of their recommendations. It is good to showcase the results of our upcoming generation of financial professionals.”

Initiated in 2002, the Journal of Personal Finance has grown in scope, acceptance and recognition among practitioners and academicians. The JPF welcomes articles from practicing financial professionals and consultants about financial products and services, client relationships, retirement planning, long-term care, practice management, and firm operational efficiencies.

For members of the IARFC, the JPF is a benefit and a source of continuing education credits. Members can take the IARFC Journal of Personal Finance Online CE quizzes. Two units of IARFC CE will be awarded to members who achieve a score of 70% or higher per quiz.

To order a hard copy or electronic version of the Journal of Personal Finance, to find out more information or to review article submission guidelines, go to www.iarfc.org or contact the editor. Register to take the CE quiz at the IARFC Store

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