American Financial Solutions Blog

7 Ways to Turn Saving Money into a Habit

The spending and saving habits of your past don't define your future — your current ones do. Read on for our guide to adopting seven money-saving habits that stick.

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

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Why a Debt Validation Letter May be Exactly What Debt Collectors Want

The idea is great, ask a debt collector for proof you owe a debt and if they cannot produce it, you do not have to pay. However, the reality of using this tactic may yield very different results.

Posted on Feb 18, 2015

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The Double Whammy From a New Credit Card

We have heard that applying for credit can impact our credit score. One or two inquiries may have little effect on the numbers, but having several in a year can take its toll. Those applications can have a greater negative effect if they are for credit card accounts.

Posted on Feb 09, 2015

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JANUARY NFCC® SURVEY REVEALS TOP FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP STRESSORS

Dishonesty and Disagreements Related to Money Are Common

Posted on Feb 05, 2015

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One Move to Put You in Control of Your Credit Report

Our credit reports and scores are used for everything from buying a house to getting car insurance, yet some of us are afraid to see what information is in them. Here is a great opportunity to get a free review of your credit report and make a plan for improvements.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015

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Credit Review Program Gives Military Members the Edge Against Fraud, Misuse

Often targets for bogus financial services, military members, veterans and their families need ways to monitor their credit.

Posted on Jan 12, 2015

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How a Stranger May be Your Best Bet for Getting Out of Debt

Everyday we are inundated by articles, sound bites, Tweets, and commercials telling us how we should be managing our money. But we all have choices and finding an unbiased person to help you make those important financial decisions can be critical to your success.

Posted on Jan 09, 2015

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How One Extra Payment Can Make a Huge Dent in Debt

We often hear experts say making one extra payment towards debt can help us pay it off much faster. Is it true? See for yourself how easy it is.

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

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NFCC Poll Suggests Consumers May Have Seven-Year Post-Recession Spending Itch

“Consumers exhibiting financial confidence is certainly a positive sign for the American economy. Having been cost-conscious since the beginning of the recession, consumers may now be experiencing the seven-year itch with a desire to begin spending again,” said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC.

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

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Pay a Friend to Stop You From Spending? It May Work

Struggling to avoid using your credit card? It may be time to think outside the box to get out of debt.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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