—Guest: Rebecca Wiggins

—Topic: Reasons to change careers and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education

Description:

Bethany and Ellie kick off the show talking about an article written by Michael Peggs for The Muse called 5 Reasons to Consider Changing Careers. They discuss different ways to pronounce epitome before introducing Rebecca Wiggins, the director of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

Rebecca joins the conversation sharing her reasons she loves waking up in the morning and working for AFCPE. She also tells more about the organization, how she got involved with them, and their goals for the company. AFCPE believes that all people, regardless of income level or background, have access to the highest level of professionalism just like we have come to expect for people with wealth. She also talks about what an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) is and how people are able to get that certification, and how it was designed as a way for Military spouses to have a portable career.

Rebecca hasn’t always been the director of AFCPE. Before she started this position, Rebecca went to school for music performance. She was always interested in social work fields. She ended up getting into education and outreach in the non-profit world through the arts. Those skills of program management translated well into the AFCPE world. She has held many different hats along the way and continued to grow into being the Executive Director.

Resources: 

Coffee of the Day—JavaPresse

AFCPE

FINRA Investor Education Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship

5 Reasons to Consider Changing Careers

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