Spring Issue of Journal of Personal Finance Now Available

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The 2018 Spring Issue of the Journal of Personal Finance is now available from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC). This practitioner oriented distinctive publication promotes research to examine the impact of financial issues on households as well as research on the practice and profession of financial planning.

2018 Spring Issue Journal of Personal Finance

The work of Drs. Pfau and Woerheide has provided our members with academic perspectives and research that increase our knowledge base...IARFC Chairman and CEO H. Stephen Bailey, MRFC

Initiated in 2002, the Journal of Personal Finance has grown in scope, acceptance and recognition among practitioners and academicians. The Journal welcomes articles from practicing financial professionals and consultants about financial products and services, client relationships, retirement planning, long-term care, practice management, and firm operational efficiencies.

This is the last issue for co-editors Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RFC® and Walt Woerheide, Ph.D., ChFC®, CFP®, RFC® who have been dedicated in producing the publication since 2015 and 2016 respectively. Dr. Benjamin Cummings, Ph.D. CFP®, RFC® an Associate Professor of Behavioral Finance at the American College of Financial Services will serve as the Journal’s next editor. Per Pfau and Woerheide, “We have enjoyed our time and the Journal and are grateful for the opportunity to be actively involved in guiding one of the key journals in the field of financial planning and personal finance.”

The following six articles are included the 2018 edition, Volume 17, Issue 1:

  • Recognizing Conflicts of Interest in Financial Planning – A Sequential Study
  • Do Interest-Only Mortgages Really Make Sense for Investors?
  • Why Financial Advisors Have Yet to Leave the Professionalism Bar
  • The Charitable Bequest Gap Among African-Americans: Exploring Charitable, Religious, and Family Estate Planning Attitudes
  • Personal Financial Bloggers
  • The Behaviorally-Enlightened Fiduciary: Addressing Moral Dilemmas through a Decision Theoretic Model of Moral Value Judgement

“I am grateful to Drs. Pfau and Woerheide for their contributions to our Association Journal,” relates IARFC Chairman and CEO H. Stephen Bailey, MRFC. “Their work has provided our members with academic perspectives and research that increase our knowledge base. I also welcome Dr. Benjamin Cummings as our new editor and wish him success in continuing the impressive publication.”

For members of the IARFC, the Journal of Personal Finance is a benefit and a source of continuing education credits. Up to six credits of CE can be obtained by reading the entire edition. Members can then take the IARFC Journal of Personal Finance Online CE quizzes. Two hours of IARFC CE will be awarded to anyone who achieves a score of 13 or higher per quiz.

To order a hard copy or electronic version of the Journal, to find out more information or to review article submission guidelines, go to http://www.journalofpersonalfinance.com or contact the editor. Register to take the CE quiz at the IARFC Store.

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