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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Kansas State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® Certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.

Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Graduate Programs
Program Coordinator
Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
307 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5505 fax

Doctoral Degree Research

PFP hosted the first annual practice-oriented research poster session on August 10th, 2015. There were 12 posters designed by doctoral students to summarize how their research can be applied by practitioners. Over 20 practitioners and university administrators attended the event. Click on the title of the poster to learn more.

Posters were evaluated by a panel of four judges. The top three posters were awarded travel scholarships to present their research at upcoming conferences. Prizes were generously sponsored by Keating & Associates ($500 award to 1st place winner) and George Nabeshima ($300 award to 2nd place and $200 award to 3rd place winners).


Household Management Control Systems: An Exploratory Model (1st PLACE WINNER) 
Allen Ammerman
Perceptions and Experiences that Impact CFP® Certification
Cherie Stueve & Rich Stebbins

Later Life Issues

Mortgage Debt and Financial Satisfaction in Retirement
Rick Russi & Cherie Stueve
Parental Giving and Changing America  
Mel Mendiola
Wealthy Hand to Mouth: What We Know and What We Don’t  
Mel Mendiola

Family Affairs

Does it Matter Who Makes More:  Exploring How Income Disparity Impacts Types of Relationship Arguments  
Julia Mull & Mel Mendiola
Financial Enmeshment: Untangling the Web  
Randy Kemnitz
Family Stressors & Personal Anxiety Influences on College Students’ GPA (3rd PLACE WINNER)
Alan Baumann & David Jayne       

Financial Education

Financial Education for Prisoners: Program Development & Implementation in a Work Release Facility  
Kate Mielitz
Relationship of Objective and Subjective Knowledge with College Student Financial Behaviors  
Rich Stebbins
What Factors Positively Impact Financial Knowledge?  
Dennis Witherspoon