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April 25, 2017 | Financial Juneteenth

Did You Know There’s A Need For More Black Financial Planners?

By: Ryan Velez

There has been a long-time call for more African-American professionals in a variety of fields, ranging from medicine to education. Black Enterprise has a recent article calling attention to an area with a dearth of Black professionals that rarely gets much attention: financial services, planners in particular.

April 24, 2017 | Black Enterprise

We Need More Black Financial Planners

By: Robin White Goode

There is a growing wealth gap in our country, as well as a looming retirement crisis, particularly in the black community. There is a correlation between having more advisers in the profession and more empowerment around our finances.

April 4, 2017 | Black Enterprise

Scholarship Alert: The American College of Financial Services

By: Robin White Goode

The nation’s only nonprofit, accredited college devoted to financial services has begun a scholarship program with the goal of increasing the number of African American financial advisers. The scholarship fund is part of a larger effort to double the number of black financial advisers over the next decade.

March 27, 2017 | PlanAdviser

Industry Leaders Aim To Increase Number of African American Advisers

By: John Manganaro

Even though African Americans make up about 13% of the United States population, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports they account for only about 7.6% of financial services practitioners. In response to this significant representation gap, several business and community leaders are leading efforts to change the face of the advisory industry into one more representative of the United States as a whole.

February 27, 2017 | Financial Advisor

Efforts Aim To Double Number Of African-American Advisors

By: Jerilyn Klien Bier

The big obstacles keeping African Americans from seeking careers in financial services are “an overall lack of awareness of the industry, not seeing many advisors who look like them, and not understanding this is a viable profession,” Jocelyn Wright tells Financial Advisor.

February 27, 2017 | PR Newswire

The American College Of Financial Services Launches Scholarship Fund To Help Close Racial Disparity In Profession

The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, has launched a scholarship program aimed at increasing the number of African Americans in the financial services profession.  This fund is part of a broader coalition effort to double the number of African American financial advisors over the next decade.

September 13, 2016 | The American College of Financial Services

Getting More Women into Financial Services: A Matter of Networking

The American College of Financial Services is proud to support two major upcoming events aimed at empowering female financial professionals: the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Conference scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Chicago, and the InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summit on Nov. 10 in San Francisco.

August 18, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

How Debt Boot Camp Can Help Clients

By: Jocelyn Wright

Tackling debt isn’t always easy, but it is a necessary step toward financial empowerment. That’s why I helped create a debt boot camp, first as part of my church and now through my firm, that brings groups of up to 10 people together around a similar goal and functions like a support group.

April 4, 2016 | Make It Better

9 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

By: Meghan Streit

You make a decent living, have a nice house and don’t have any debt. But yet, you still haven’t achieved the true financial freedom that comes with ample retirement savings, capital to support the philanthropic causes that are important to you, and wealth to pass on to your children and grandchildren.

March 14, 2016 | PR Newswire

The American College Named Education Partner Of Women Adviser Summits

The American College of Financial Services has been named the official education partner of the InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summits, a series of workshops aimed at empowering female financial professionals. The American College is a natural partner for the summits not only for its reputation as the leader in financial services education, but also for its commitment to the advancement of women within the profession.

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