Pioneer Services' financial education program wins 2009 AFCPE award

Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education recognizes commitment to military

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) recently recognized Pioneer Services' financial education program as one of the best in the nation, awarding it the winner of the "Outstanding Consumer Information" category at AFCPE's annual award program. The AFCPE awards honor those organizations that provide superior financial education materials that are innovative and timely, and provide a depth and breadth of information.

"Having professional financial counselors and educators recognize our program reaffirms the high quality nature of materials we provide to military families," said Karen Von Der Bruegge, chief marketing officer for Pioneer Services. "With the economy struggling, it's more important than ever for families to take control of their money. We're proud to help military families not only do that, but do that for free with some of the best information available."

The AFCPE award is the fourth Pioneer Services has received for its financial education materials: the American Bankers Association (ABA) honored the company in 2008 for its entire program, while in 2009 the ABA and Institute for Financial Literacy both recognized the company's book, the Military Spouse Finance Guide: Financial Advice for the Homefront.