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29 Blog Posts
Sep 20, 2021

Everywhere we look, uncertainty abounds, from the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic to our nation’s ongoing racial reckoning, social unrest, and economic troubles. But as always, I believe when the night is darkest, only then can we see the full extent of the stars above us—and we all know that next comes the dawn and brightness of a new day.

Jul 04, 2021

There is so much to celebrate this July 4. As always, we look back to 1776, when the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence. The nation then embarked on a grand experiment built on the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Jun 18, 2021

The history of Juneteenth goes back to the emancipation of African-Americans enslaved in the United States. From its origin in Galveston, commemorated on the anniversary of Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas, the holiday has received increasing state by state recognition until June 17, 2021, when it was proclaimed a national holiday and signed into federal law.

May 28, 2021

The gravestones filling Arlington National Cemetery sit in neat rows, befitting an infantry, as polished and particular as the attention to detail so rooted in military service. The more than 300,000 gravestones overlooking Washington, D.C., are a reflection of life’s fragility, an ode to the patriotism pulsing through the great American experiment, and a stark reminder of the human costs of war.

May 25, 2021

Wall Street has been humming since 1817. The ambient noise of bustle and hustle reaches a crescendo each weekday morning, when the eight-block-long street marking the heart of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District opens for business. And it’s a big business – a symbol of America’s financial markets, and, in many ways, of America.

Apr 26, 2021

With the demographic makeup of the country fundamentally transforming in real time, more  attention is being paid to the  underserved communities still struggling to or achieve fair opportunity and access to a fulfilling, personal relationship with wealth. To address this, The College has established a new Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality to reach out to communities in need of support—but the commitment to change can’t stop there.

Lifelong Learning Journey Financial Professional
Apr 13, 2021

The College’s mission of lifelong learning means providing the applied financial knowledge and education that matters across a professional’s career, no matter his or her client base, specialty areas, years of experience, or assets under management. Applied knowledge means practical, relevant, rigorous coursework that delivers utility benefits that increase technical acumen and business benefits that teach you how to communicate the complex with clients and implement it in planning and product decisions.

The American College of Financial Services 2020 President's Report
Mar 03, 2021

In putting together the 2020 President’s Report, The American College of Financial Services' writers, designers, and editors crafted a theme that perfectly encapsulates the year just past. Because of our students, alumni, donors, volunteers, Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and leadership, The American College of Financial Services shined our light in a year of darkness.