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Journal of Personal Finance
An IARFC  academic journal edited for the RFC members and the profession. These are longer, more technical articles than are included in the Register. IARFC members are encouraged to submit articles for both the Journal and the Register and distribute reprints to their clients and centers of influence. The co-editors of the Journal are Joseph A. Tomlinson, FSA, CFP®, RFC® and Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RFC© visit the Journal website

Practitioner Oriented

The Journal of Personal Finance is distinctive in that it is practitioner oriented but is a refereed academic journal that promotes research to examine the impact of financial issues on households as well as research on the practice and profession of financial planning.  Additionally, the Journal welcomes articles from practicing financial professionals and consultants about financial products and services, client relationships, practice management, or firm operation or efficiencies.  

The Journal is also unique in that the audience includes practicing financial planners, insurance advisors, other securities industry professionals, and financial planning consultants in addition to academicians and students readers.  The common link among all readers is their commitment to financial planning.  Therefore the Journal of Personal Finance offers a forum for practitioners and academicians to share knowledge that will expand and develop the profession of financial planning.

The Journal publishes empirical research, case studies, practice management tutorials, and literature reviews dealing with financial consultation and planning topics, programs, and issues.  Empirical research submissions (using quantitative or qualitative methodologies) should provide a detailed discussion of findings that are directly related to practitioner implementation or implications.  It is through this blend of academic research and applications for practitioners that the IARFC and the Journal of Personal Finance are committed to the growth, development and recognition of the profession of financial planning.

Initiated in 2002, the Journal has grown in scope, acceptance and recognition among practitioners and academicians. Readership now exceeds 3,500 paid subscribers. Additionally, the Journal is available through university libraries, inter-library loan, and leading electronic indexing and abstracting services, such as Cabell Publishing, Inc.

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