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The American College of Financial Services

Setting the standard since 1927.

The American College of Financial Services is a nonprofit educational institution with the highest level of academic accreditation, dedicated to creating leaders within the financial services profession through superior instruction.

The College is distinguished by resources of the highest quality, innovation in program delivery and design, and proven results that create sustainable advantages for our students.

Serving as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927, The American College of Financial Services has assembled a faculty of the foremost thought leaders in financial services to help advisors and their clients succeed. The College is the place to turn for solutions to complex financial issues.

Posts by The American College of Financial Services

Retirement

2019 Social Security Survey Results

The future of the Social Security system in the United States is a pressing concern for retirees and anyone who is planning for retirement. 

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Financial Planning

Seven Areas of Expertise You Will Gain With a CFP® Designation

Pursuing your CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification is a proven way to gain specialized knowledge in key areas of financial planning and elevate your practice. The...

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Wealth Management

Behavioral Finance: What Everyone Needs to Know

Behavioral finance is a trending topic in the wealth management discussion. Understandably so––behavioral finance meshes psychology and economics to explain how investors make...

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Wealth Management

Benefits of Core Satellite Investing

Watching and reading the news can become a habitual activity when you’re an investor, especially when there’s trading news that is applicable to your investments. And if the...

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Wealth Management

Benefits of Behavioral Investment Counseling and Evidence-based Investing

If you’ve been in the profession long enough, you’ve likely encountered some variation of the saying, “Diversification means always having to say you’re sorry.”

The crux of...

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Wealth Management

6 Cognitive Biases in Behavioral Finance

When clients make undesirable financial or investment choices, it is often the result of biases and heuristics. Cognitive bias occurs when drawing incorrect conclusions, based...

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The College

Retirement and Education Planning Sessions at AICPA Engage 2019

On June 10th and June 11th, Professors of The American College will be attending the AICPA Engage 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 1887, the American Institute...

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6 Factors Affecting Actual Retirement Age

Retirement planning age assumptions often differ from individuals’ actual retirement ages. And this gap in time needs to be anticipated in the financial planning process.

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Financial Planning

The Five Financial Fraud Languages to Listen For

Investment fraud constitutes a major problem in the United States. In 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission ordered more than $2.9 billion in disgorgement from...

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