Financial literacy

Financial Planning: The Benefits of Financial Education

Many people might believe financial planning is only for the wealthy, or at least the accountants that wealthy individuals hire. However, no matter your level of income, financial literacy and education is a crucial skill that everyone should start cultivating from a young age. The more familiar you are with the financial world, the more stable you can be throughout your life.

Posted on May 5, 2017

Mortgages – Five Tips for Paying Off Your Home Faster

Maybe you have heard your parents or grandparents talk about a mortgage burning party and wondered how they ever finished paying off their home loan. While it may seem like a daunting task to reduce the amount of time and interest you pay on a mortgage, there are at least five things you can do to pay a mortgage off early.

Posted on March 1, 2017

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Lynsey's Story

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Lynsey's Story

Posted on March 1, 2017

Student Loans, Not a Barrier to Home Ownership

With all the talk in the media about the trouble with student loan debt, many borrowers are still managing to achieve the American dream.

Posted on March 2, 2017

Your Black Friday Strategy

'Tis the season for gift giving and buying. Check out our strategy for buying on this upcoming, Black Friday.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Best Letter Ever About Debt

One woman's story about getting out of debt.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Michael's Story

Meet AFS counselor Michael and his daughter Zoey.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Six Personal Finance Rules to Keep You Out of the Red

A list of some of the behaviors we need to get the most from our money.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Top Five Tax Breaks to Ease the Burden for Military Members

For military servicemembers and their families, tax time can be an especially stressful time. With permanent change of station (PCS) moves, deployments and all the changes those life events involve, it’s easy for service members to miss some great tax perks. Here is a list of the top five tax breaks

Posted on December 23, 2016

You May be Eligible for $6,629 in Tax Credit

The earned income tax credit helps people keep money in their pockets.

Posted on December 23, 2016