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The Journal of Personal Finance (ISSN 1540-6717) is published in the U.S.A. biannually in the months March and October by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC), P.O. Box 506, Middletown, OH 45042-0506.

The Journal of Personal Finance is distributed electronically to the IARFC membership at no extra charge. Printed copies : 

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The Journal of Personal Finance (ISSN 1540-6717) is published in the U.S. in the months of March and October by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC). 

Associate Editors

Sarah Asebedo, Ph.D. Texas Tech

H. Stephen Bailey, MRFC, HB Financial Resources

David Blanchette, Ph.D., Monringstar

Benjamin F. Cummings, Ph.D., The American College

Dale L. Domian, Ph.D., CFA, CFP, York University

Ric Edelman, Ric Edelman, Inc.
Michael S. Finke, Ph.D., CFPTexas Tech

John Grable, University of Georgia
Joseph W. Goetz, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Clinton Gudmunson, Ph.D., Iowa State University

Michale A. Guillemette, Ph.D., University of Missouri

Tao Guo, Ph.D, William Patterson University
Sherman Hanna, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Douglas A. Hershey, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Michael Kitces, Pinnalce Advisory Group

Karen Eilers Lahey, Ph.D., The University of Akron

Douglas Lamdin, Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County

Jean M. Lown, Ph.D., Utah State University

Lew Mandell, Ph.D., University of Washington

Carolyn McClanahan, MD, CFP, Life Planning Partners

Yoko Mimura, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge

Robert W. Moreschi, Ph.D., RFC®, Virginia Military Institute

David Nanigian, Ph.D., Mihaylo College at CalState Fullerton

Barbara M. O'Neill, Ph.D., CFP, CRPC, CHC, CFCS, AFCPE, Rutgers

Jeffrey H. Rattiner, CPA, CFP™, RFC®, JR Financial Group

Cliff Robb, Ph.D., Kansas State

Sandra Timmerman, Ed.D., Retirement Resource Center

Jing Jian Xiao, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Rui Yao, Ph.D., CFP, University of Missouri

Yoonkyung Yuh, Ewha Womans University Seoul, Korea


Wade D. Pfau & Walt Woerheide

Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RFC® - is a Professor of Retirement Income in the new Ph.D. program for Financial and Retirement Planning at The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Blog: Maximizing the Combined After-Tax Value of IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Walt Woerheide, Ph.D., ChFC®, CFP®, MRFC, has been at The American College for 14 years, and served as VP of Academics and Dean for 12 of those years. He holds the Frank Engle Distinguished Chair in Economic Security Research and is a Professor of Investments. Dr. Woerheide earned his Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Washington University, and has a B.A. from Brown University.

Journal Editorial Board

Incoming Editor:
​Dr. Benjamin F. Cummings, PhD, CFP®, RFC®


Benjamin F. Cummings

Benjamin F. Cummings, Ph.D., CFP®, RFC® - is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Finance at the American College of Financial Services.  He has completed award-winning research on the use and value of financial advice and has been quoted in the media, including in MarketWatch and USA Today.  Prior to joining the American College, Benjamin was an Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph’s University.  Previously, he was the Scholar in Residence at CFP Board.  Benjamin received a B.S. in Psychology from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University.  When not working, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wonderful family and volunteering for his church.

Incoming Editor: Dr. Benjamin F. Cummings, PhD, CFP®, RFC®