American Financial Solutions Blog

Understanding Free Credit Reports and Scores

Always the official site to receive a copy of your credit reports, AnnualCreditReport.com is not the only name in the game anymore.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Student Loan Relief for those with Cancer

Federal student loan relief for those with cancer is coming soon.

Posted on March 1, 2019

Correcting Your Credit Report

One of the important reasons to check your credit reports is to ensure that the information presented represents you and the manner in which you have handled your finances. Your credit report should be free from errors, no matter how trivial they may seem. Errors can range from the...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Guide to Consumer Credit Reports: There are More than Three

By now, most of us are familiar with the big three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. We can receive a free copy of these credit reports, every 12 months through Annual Credit Report.com. But were you aware that there are many other companies who collect and distribute information about our financial habits and other behaviors?

Posted on February 4, 2019

Four Tips for Surviving the Government Shutdown

With no immediate end in sight for the partial government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide will be without a paycheck this Friday. This will be the first payroll distribution affected by the shutdown. The road to financial recovery may be very long, for some. In an effort to assist those effected by the shutdown, American Financial Solutions has put together this list of tips for surviving the shutdown.

Posted on January 10, 2019

Gift Giving on a Budget

As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself looking forward to the festivities, but concerned about the impact on your wallet? You are not alone. By doing some planning now, you can simplify your gift giving. Here are ten ways you can enjoy this special time of year and keep spending in check.

Posted on November 7, 2018

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

​​​​​​​The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and old friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact.

Posted on November 7, 2018

Buying in Bulk: Worth It, Or Not?

If you’re serious about saving a buck here and there, you’ve probably heard about the magic of bulk buying. Unfortunately, bulk buying is also an easy way to lose money if you don’t purchase your items strategically.

Posted on October 10, 2018

How to Furnish Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Furniture can be affordable if you know where to look. That’s good news, since the average renter spends $8,176 furnishing their apartment and homeowners spend even more. The following tips can help you slash your furniture spending by hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Posted on October 10, 2018

Which Repairs Are Tenants Responsible For?

Most renters assume that nearly every inch of the rental property is the responsibility of the landlord, but this is not the case! Before you are left with a sizable bill you were not anticipating, check out these common repairs that tenants are responsible for.

Posted on October 10, 2018