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Fall Issue of Journal of Personal Finance Now Available

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The 2019 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 publications’ Editorial Board is headed by Dr. Benjamin F. Cummings, CFP®, RFC® who is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Finance at the American College of Financial Services. He has completed award-winning research on the use and value of financial advice and has been quoted in the media, including in MarketWatch and USA Today. His primary responsibilities include teaching behavioral finance in the Financial and Retirement Planning Ph.D. program and advising doctoral candidates on dissertation research. His research focuses on making retirement, charitable, tax and investment decision.

“For our Fall issue of 2019, we continue with a compilation of in depth research by professional educators on current financial topics,“ related Dr. Cummings. “In addition, we are pleased to include a summation of the financial plan submitted by 2019 IARFC National Financial Plan Competition Winner Rebecca Boyle. I attended the Competition Finals for the first time last March in Nashville, TN and realized the time and effort afforded by the three finalists teams who competed. I found it rewarding and inspiring to listen to the future young individuals of our profession present their financial plans.”

The following six articles are included the 2019 edition, Volume 18, Issue 2:

  • The Impact of Family Economic Strain On Work-Family Conflict, Marital Support, Marital Quality, and Marital Stability During the Middle Years
  • Financial Education and Demand for Debt Counseling Advice
  • An Exploration of Overconfidence in the Utilization of Financial Advisors
  • From Financial Education to Financial Literacy to Financial Stability: Evidence of National and Regional Connections
  • The Efficacy of Publicly Available Retirement Planning tools
  • 2019 IARFC National Financial Plan Competition Winner

“The Journal lends itself to topics that need the facts and figures to support their findings,” comments IARFC Trustee Chair and CEO H. Stephen Bailey, MRFC®. “For those of us who appreciate the academic research involved, it is a cover-to-cover read.”

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 hours of IARFC CE will be awarded to members who achieves 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.journalofpersonalfinance.com or contact the editor. Register to take the CE quiz at the IARFC Store.

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