AFEA Expands by Adding Chapter in Arlington Heights, IL

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Leader in Financial Education Continues to Expand Their Reach

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - eTradeWire -- The American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) is dedicated to providing financial education and increasing financial literacy within communities all over the country. Today, the Board of Directors has chosen to continue to do just that, by unanimously voting Tim Stearns as the new Chapter President of AFEA's Arlington Heights, IL  #4720 chapter.

Tim Stearns was born in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago. He graduated from Rolling Meadows High School as a member of the National Honor Society. Tim continued his education locally at Illinois State University, graduated from ISU and later continued his education receiving degrees at DePaul University and Northern Illinois University.  As the President of TJ Stearns, Inc., Tim uses his 25 years of retirement planning experience and his weekly radio show on WLS to educate his clients on ways to protect their assets, reduce taxes and provide more income over their lifetime. To date, he is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultant℠ (ChFEBC℠), Certified Financial Educator®(CFEd®) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA).  Tim is someone who appreciates life and desires to give back to his community. He is involved in a number of civic and charitable organizations including Cystic Fibrosis and the Michael DeZonna Foundation as well as local organizations and companies. He also coaches youth programs for football, baseball, and basketball. Tim and Jen have been married 23 years with three children. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching his kids' youth teams.

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AFEA is thrilled to have Tim Stearns join their team and assist them in their mission of creating financial clarity within communities all over the country.

"At a time when 76% of America is living paycheck to paycheck, there has never been a better time or greater need for financial education" - Rick McClanahan, Founder and CEO of American Financial Education Alliance

About the American Financial Education Alliance:

AFEA is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Charlotte, NC and is comprised of a diverse and growing group of licensed and trained professionals. Together, they share the same goal of helping people better understand their finances. AFEA's mission is to inform and empower Americans to take control of their finances by providing comprehensive financial education in communities nationwide.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rick McClanahan at 888-466-3995, visit our website at or email at

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Source: American Financial Education Alliance
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