Banking

Borrow Money and Save Money Through One Ingenious Program

New credit union program aims to help people avoid payday lenders.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Deployment, Special Pay and Saving Money, Make them Work for You

Looking for ways to maximize your money before and after deployment? Here, we share some good tips and resources for making sure your homecoming is financial stable.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Pew Charitable Trust Study Highlights Problems in Bank Payment Order

It is not a pleasant thought to think that your bank, the place you trust to hang onto your money, might be working in ways so that you have less of it. But it is true that some bank practices may put you at a higher risk to lose money.

Posted on December 23, 2016

How to Maximize the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit cards can be a great way to gain financial independence and keep track of one’s money. However, these cards are beneficial to a fairly specific population: those who are unable to attain and use checking accounts, for whatever reason that may be. If a person is able...

Posted on December 23, 2016

A Quick Guide for Consumers on Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards from the FDIC

From the FDIC Below is a great guide developed by the FDIC. Use this guide to understand the difference in protections you have when using different types of credit, debit and prepaid cards.     Credit Cards Debit Cards Prepaid Cards What it is A credit card is a loan. A debit card is linked to your...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Fees for your bank account? Avoid them

On Wednesday, The Pew Charitable Trusts came out with the results of a new study on how many households, per state, do not have a checking account. The results are disheartening. While in Washington State 3.9% of households do not have a bank account, in other states those numbers...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Online Budget Sites

Are you looking for assistance managing your budget and expenses? There are several sites that offer to help consumers with this process for free. Mint - probably the biggest and flashiest of all of the online finance management systems, Mint.com allows you to link all of your accounts (credit cards,...

Posted on December 23, 2016

AFS OFFERS AN EXCITING NEW SERVICE!

American Financial Solutions is proud to announce that we are offering the most current and comprehensive program for learning to manage a checking account. CheckWise is an educational course for individuals who have never had an account, those who would like to know how to better handle their checking...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Bank fees! The hidden costs of having a bank account

The Hidden Costs In of a Bank Account

Posted on December 23, 2016

Giving the Bounce to Counterfeit Check Scams

(NAPS) - A new scam is swindling consumers: checks that seem legitimate to both bank employees and consumers, but that are counterfeit and leave unsuspecting consumers footing the bill. The Federal Trade Commission has a new brochure, “Giving the Bounce to Counterfeit Check Scams,” which explains common angles used in...

Posted on December 23, 2016

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