VeteransPlus and AFCPE to Provide Wide Range of Financial Counseling & Education Services for Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families through the Yellow Ribbon Network

VeteransPlus, a nationally recognized financial education and counseling nonprofit working with military personnel, Veterans, and their families since 2008, is announcing a partnership with AFCPE® (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®), a nationally recognized leader in financial counseling, coaching, and education accreditation. In fact, the partnership will be formally introduced at the 2019 AFCPE® Research & Training Symposium in Portland, OR, November 19 – 21, where the theme is to: Connect. Empower. Impact.

The agreement with AFCPE®, aims to help Service members, Veterans, and their families avoid financial hardships and better plan their financial futures by connecting them with an Accredited  Financial Counselor® (AFC®) utilizing the Yellow Ribbon Network (YRN).

“AFCPE® has a rich history of serving the military community, said Rebecca Wiggins, AFCPE® Executive Director. “Our partnership with Yellow Ribbon Network is valuable twofold. The network will meet people where they are – connecting more military service members, Veterans, and their families with highly qualified AFC® professionals to help guide them through today’s challenges and develop a solid financial foundation. It also provides portable career opportunities for our AFC® professionals – many who, themselves, are part of the military community.”

“We are honored to work in cooperation with AFCPE® to help “Heroes Afford Life”.  Many service members and Veterans often face crisis such as, the loss of their home or teeter on the edge of bankruptcy because they don’t have access to the right resources,” said John Pickens III, VeteransPlus’ Executive Director. “Our new agreement with AFCPE® will help connect Veterans with a new level of financial expertise to help them thrive where they live. We applaud the good work done by AFCPE’s 3,200 accredited professionals worldwide and we are proud to have them join our family of quality nonprofit organizations on the Yellow Ribbon Network in support of our nation’s heroes.” 
 
About VeteransPlus:
www.VeteransPlus.org is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit that teaches service members, Veterans and their families the skills necessary to better manage their finances, get control of their debt and learn how to save and invest for their futures and for their children's futures. Whether they are presently deployed overseas or completed their service many years ago, VeteransPlus is available to help them manage their financial lives. Many of its employees are Veterans themselves and all of them are trained to be sensitive to the issues that affect Veterans, deployed military personnel and their families.

About AFCPE®:
The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) ensures the highest integrity of the financial counseling profession by certifying, connecting, and supporting diverse professionals. Our comprehensive certification programs represent the gold standard for financial counseling, coaching, and education, including the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) certification which is accredited by NCCA and nationally recognized by CFPB and Department of Defense. Visit www.afcpe.org for more information.

Contacts:
For VeteransPlus: John Pickens, Executive Director 
727.455.0946 or [email protected]
For AFCPE®: Rachel DeLeon, Director of Communications
614-368-1046 or [email protected]