2020 NAPFA Fall Conference Speaker

Jacqueline Cooper

Jacqueline Cooper

Jacqueline Cooper founded Financial Education Associates in November 2001. In demand as an instructor of home buying classes, Jacqueline started FEA to present unbiased information to people seeking to get their finances in order to achieve home ownership and other financial goals.

Jacqueline is the Executive Director of FEA. Financial Education Associates is contracted with local and state government agencies as well as non-profit agencies to provide Homebuyer, Landlord and Post Purchase Homeowner Education programs to provide homebuyer certification for affordable mortgage products to their constituents. FEA, a member of CHAPA’s Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, was one of the first homebuyer education agencies to provide online homebuyer education and counseling for Massachusetts’ first-time homebuyers in 2015.

Her work with first-time homebuyers led her to helping clients improve credit and other aspects of their personal finances. Jacqueline currently serves as an independent financial counselor and coach to those planning for major events in their personal and professional lives.

Jacqueline has a Master’s in City Planning degree specializing in Housing, Community & Economic Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Northeastern University. She holds an Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Fitness Coach designations from the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education. (AFCPE). She is a life-long Boston resident.