American Financial Solutions Blog

Saving Money Month-to-Month

All too often, it may feel like your paycheck disappears as quickly as it gets deposited. Between groceries, bills and the occasional personal purchase, there often seems to be more month than money, leading Americans to look for ways to save their pennies. Those looking to save more money...

Posted on September 13, 2017

Teaching Kids About Financial

Teaching Kids About Finance from American Financial Solutions

Posted on September 13, 2017

Dream of Retirement? You Should! But It’s Expensive.

A recent Merrill Lynch Finances in Retirement survey found that the average cost of retirement for a U.S. worker, as of March 2017, was a staggering $738,400. Another survey by Fidelity estimates that a couple who retired at 65 have, on average, $260,000 of health care costs during retirement.

Posted on August 9, 2017

How to Start Managing Your Retirement Savings

Saving can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not entirely confident in your investing abilities or secure in your current financial situation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. There is rarely universal agreement among financial and investment professionals, so the fact that everyone says you should save for retirement, preferably as early as possible, should be a pretty clear indicator that it’s a good idea.

Posted on August 9, 2017

Important Lending Protections for Military, The Military Lending Act

The Military Lending Act (MLA) says that you can’t be charged an interest rate higher than 36% on most types of consumer loans and provides other significant rights.

Posted on August 7, 2017

Steps to Take Before Buying a Home

Steps to Take Before Buying a Home from American Financial Solutions How Can I Make My Credit More Appealing to Lenders Before I Buy a Home? Looking for a mortgage? Want to get the lowest rate possible? Here are some steps you can take to ensure your credit is at...

Posted on July 7, 2017

Make Your Dreams Come True with Smart Savings Strategies

Everyone has dreams and life goals. For you that may be homeownership, sending your kids to college, comfortably retiring or all of the above. Reaching these goals takes time and a well-thought-out saving strategy.

Posted on July 7, 2017

The Many Different Credit Scores

Infographic from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the many different types of scores and what they are used for.

Posted on June 28, 2017

How to Start Building Credit History

If you’re a recent graduate looking to start building your credit history, have no fear. Follow these simple tips to start your financial life on the right foot. How to Start Building Credit from American Financial Solutions   Start With One Credit Card Don’t open too many credit cards right off the...

Posted on June 1, 2017

Minding the gap: A practice in financial feminism

Here are some worrisome facts if you are female: Women are twice as likely as men to live below the poverty line during retirement. This is especially true for single and minority women. And women continue to make less during their working years than men. The good news is that despite the unique challenges women face when it comes to saving and planning for retirement, women continue to outperform men when it comes to investing.

Posted on June 14, 2017