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Become an Accredited Financial Counselor Using the FINRA Fellowship

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Are you the type of person who looks forward to setting up your budget every month? Every dollar has a place and if it doesn’t, you quickly make sure it goes to savings or paying other debts. Do you enjoy talking to people about personal finance? Then the FINRA Fellowship may be just the opportunity you have been looking for!

Through the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program, military spouses have the opportunity to become an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®). 

According to the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education website, the fellowship provides military spouses with:

  • A credential that can help jump-start a career in financial counseling;
  • Portable job skills that can be transferred no matter where the next PCS takes you;
  • The ability to give back to the military community by promoting financial readiness at installations around the world; and
  • Access to a vast network of Military Spouse Fellows.

Applications are open through April 17, 2015.

Are you thinking, “I don’t have time to attend classes right now with my spouse training, deployed or just working late?’’ This program has you covered! It’s a two-course program and you receive course materials by mail to work at your own pace. If you need a little more structure to hold you accountable or prefer online classes, there’s a nine-week webinar study session for each of the two courses. You have up to three years to take the examination.

To find out more information about the fellowship, visit the F&Q page.

As military spouses, we often handle the family budget. The FINRA Fellowship is a great way to put the skills you may already be using to work and help other military families.