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Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning

SKU# 10523073

Editors: Jing Jian Xiao, PhD

ISSN: 1052-3073

eISSN: 1947-7910

FREQUENCY: Biannually

Call for Papers - Special Issue: Financial Counseling, Coaching, and Education: Linking Research to Practice

Learn more about the AFCPE's Outstanding Research Journal Article of the Year awards and AFCPE's Indexing & Abstracting.


Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning is a peer-reviewed research journal and the official journal of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education. The journal’s mission is to disseminate scholarly research related to: the financial decision making of individuals and families; financial education and financial counseling techniques; and the education of professional financial educators, counselors, and planners. Research concerning all audiences, both U.S. and international, is encouraged.

Editorial Board 


Jing Jian Xiao
University of Rhode Island


Swarn Chatterjee
University of Georgia

Charlene M. Kalenkoski
Texas Tech University

Jinhee Kim
University of Maryland

Jr-Tsung Huang
National Chengchi University

Yoon Lee
Utah State University

Tong Yu
University of Cincinnati


William Bosshardt
Florida Atlantic University

Sonya Britt-Lutter
Kansas State University

J. Michael Collins
University of Wisconsin

Sharon A. DeVaney
Purdue University

Jeffrey Dew
Brigham Young University

Jessie X. Fan
University of Utah

Pattie Fisher
Virginia Tech

Jonathan Fox
Iowa State University

Kejian Gu
Renmin University of China

Sherman D. Hanna
Ohio State University

Claudia J. Heath
University of Kentucky

Stuart Heckman
Kansas State University

Robin Henager
Whitworth University

Billy J. Hensley
National Endowment for Financial Edu.

E. Jeffrey Hill
Brigham Young University

Sandra Huston
Texas Tech University

Amanda Izenstark
University of Rhode Island

So-hyun Joo
Ewha Woman’s University

Bryce L. Jorgensen
New Mexico State University

Kyoung Tae Kim
University of Alabama

Douglas Lamdin
University of Maryland

Frances C. Lawrence
University of Missouri

Jodi Letkiewicz
York University

Li Liao
Tsinghua University

Caezilia Loibl
The Ohio State University

Jean M. Lown
Utah State University

Yoko Mimura
California State University-Northridge

Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari
University of Maryland

Gary Mottola
FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Barbara O’Neill
Rutgers University

Che Cheong Poon
Hong Kong Shue Yuan University

Nilton Porto
University of Rhode Island

Cliff Robb
University of Wisconsin

Martin Seay
Kansas State University

Joyce Serido
University of Minnesota

Deanna L. Sharpe
University of Missouri

Margaret S. Sherraden
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Peter Tufano
University of Oxford

William Walstad
University of Nebraska

Rui Yao
University of Missouri

Virginia Zuiker
University of Minnesota


Lili Lan Visgilio
University of Rhode Island


Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP), the official journal of Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), publishes cutting edge research and innovative ideas for consumer financial advisors, planners, counselors, educators, and policy makers.

Topics: Papers can be research reports, theories and tools, literature reviews, policy reviews, and case studies. Preferred topics should be relevant to household finance, consumer finance, personal finance, and behavioral finance. Specifically, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Consumer financial well-being
  • Consumer financial literacy
  • Consumer financial capability
  • Consumer financial education
  • Consumer financial behavior
  • Consumer borrowing behavior
  • Consumer saving and investing behavior
  • Retirement planning
  • Financial counseling and coaching
  • Financial planning
  • Health and financial issues
  • Consumer financial protection
  • Financial issues of low income consumers
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of consumer financial issues
  • International issues of consumer finance

Review Process: A distinguished editorial board consisting of acknowledged authorities and leaders in the field of consumer financial planning, counseling and education will review submissions via double-blind review. Papers will be selected for publication based on relevancy, content, and quality.


Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning provides the following author resources. To download these materials, please click the links below:

Guidelines for Authors (PDF File)

Copyright Agreement Form (PDF File)


Manuscripts are accepted on a continual basis. No submission fee is required. No publication fee is required for accepted papers. For interested authors, please submit your manuscript online using Editorial Manager.

Before submitting, authors should consult the journal's Guidelines for Authors found under Author Resources in the sidebar. Authors must also submit the completed and signed Copyright Transfer Agreement. For more information about JFCP and manuscript submission guidelines, visit http://www.afcpe.org/publications.

Online Access 

Official Publication of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education

Current and back issues can be viewed on AFCPE’s website.