Spring Issue of Financial Academic Journal Released to Members

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The 2021 Spring Issue of the Journal of Personal Finance (JPF) is now available from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC®). The techniques, strategies and research contained in this academic journal are intended to support financial literacy whether it be directed to consumers, educators, or professional financial consultants.

Congratulations to our new editor Dr. Craig Lemoine®, MRFC® who has continued to oversee quality publications for our members... IARFC Trustee Chair, H. Stephen Bailey, Ph.D., MRFC®.

The JPF editor, Craig Lemoine, Ph.D., CFP®, MRFC®, is the Director of the Financial Planning Program at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. With an education background dating back to 2003, Dr. Lemoine has a deep understanding of examination and assessment in financial planning. He has served on the CFP® Board Council of Examinations since 2010, has been a professor of Financial Planning at the American College, and currently is the MRFC Certification Board Chair.

“I am excited to introduce the first issue of the Journal of Personal Finance after assuming the role of Journal Editor,” comments Dr. Lemoine. “Our Spring, 2021 edition reflects traditional touch points across a client’s life-cycle diving into student debt, home equity, education savings decisions, investment strategies, and mortality salience. Our latest issue enriches professional and academic discussions for new graduates, those building wealth, and retirees."

The following five articles are included the 2021 edition, Volume 20, Issue 1:

  • Determinants of Parents College Education Saving Decisions
  • Student Loan Debt Letters: How Colleges Communicate Debt with Students
  • The Relationship Between Home Equity and Retirement Satisfaction
  • Investment Strategies During the Great Recession: Who Remains Calm, and Who Panics? – The Role of Financial Planners
  • Mortality Salience Lowers Preferred Retirement Asset Decumulation Rates

“Our Journal continues to present the academic research that brings to the reader trends and results of financial study,” comments IARFC Trustee Chair and CEO, H. Stephen Bailey, Ph.D., MRFC®. “Congratulations to our new editor Dr. Craig Lemoine®, MRFC® who has continued to oversee quality publications for our members.”

Initiated in 2002, the Journal of Personal Finance has grown in scope, acceptance and recognition among practitioners and academicians. The JPF 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.

For members of the IARFC, the JPF is a benefit and a source of continuing education credits. Members can take the IARFC Journal of Personal Finance Online CE quizzes. Two units of IARFC CE will be awarded to members who achieves a score of 70% or higher per quiz.

To order a hard copy or electronic version of the Journal of Personal Finance, to find out more information or to review article submission guidelines, go to http://www.iarfc.org or contact the editor. Register to take the CE quiz at the I ARFC Store.

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