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Jan 03, 2022

For decades, The American College of Financial Services has been a trusted source of applied financial knowledge and education. In an age of great skepticism, you can rely on us to be the beacon, navigating whatever lies ahead with the truth.

Dec 16, 2021

My hometown, the place of my roots, where my feet have left, but my heart still resides, is in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I was in Bowling Green when the tornadoes descended. Like everyone, I hunkered down, unable to imagine the destruction that was ensuing. On Saturday morning, I saw with my own eyes the devastation and learned of the awful impact on my niece's neighborhood, where several of her neighbors lost their lives, including a child. Since then, I have been filled with immense gratitude. Gratitude that my niece was not harmed, that there was only minor damage to her property and that those I know and love survived.

Dec 06, 2021

Following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, a spike in Asian-American hate crimes, and the social unrest that ensued in 2020, DEI was propelled to the forefront of corporate America. DEI job postings increased by 123% between May and September 2020. Over 2,000 CEOs and presidents signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, committing to advancing diversity and inclusion in their organizations and communities. And, since 2019, the number of Black board members in businesses has tripled. But can DEI progress be sustained?

Nov 09, 2021

Last year, when The American College of Financial Services launched our Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality, you heard me talk a lot about Four Steps Forward, our strategic plan to promote upward mobility and wealth building for Black America. I'm proud to announce that critical research is now available for the industry to make evidence-based, data-driven decisions to take our first step, which is to increase financial education and opportunity for Black women—and I'm pleased to be able to share it with you.

Oct 25, 2021

Whenever I read personal stories and consider how special needs impact children, adults, caregivers, and families, I marvel at their spirit and resilience. While I can’t deny the special needs community’s tenacity, they need the help financial professionals can provide, and we need to embrace the urgency of this moment.

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.