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American Financial Solutions Clients Highlighted in National Campaign

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) today announced the six-month activity report of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program. To date, more than 20,000 consumers from a diverse array of states have enrolled in the program, and have completed at least two of the three steps to increase their financial situations.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Is the lowest price always the best deal? You be the judge

Hidden costs and unexpected events can turn the lowest price option into a money loser. When faced with two choices, consider all the costs of your purchase.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Alternative Payment Arrangements for Unexpected Expenses

Someday you might be forced to confront a bill there is no way you could pay right away. It’s often, in situations like this, that consumers immediately resort to using credit cards. It might be for a necessary expense. And that, you tell yourself, is exactly why you should...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Looking for an Inexpensive Game Day? Baseball Might Be Your Best Choice

Baseball is the best bargain among the four major sports and it's like having a day or night at the park.

Posted on December 23, 2016

The spending that makes us happy

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain If you are in debt and are working your way to get out of that situation, this conversation will resonate more for you if you got into debt because of consumer spending....

Posted on December 23, 2016

Tips for how to burn through your money quickly

So you’ve found yourself with extra walking around money lately and you really don’t like that feeling. By following just a few easy methods you can make yourself feel better by getting that money into someone else’s pocket where it belongs. First, when you have to spend cash, try to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Gray Skies Are Going to Clear Up; Spread Sunshine All Over Your Closet

Admit it. As those snow piles in your parking lot, yard or imagination take their time in making their exit, you are finding yourself longing for the days when you can leave the jacket, the coat or the itchy sweater at home. The truth is, the days of shorter sleeves...

Posted on December 23, 2016

A Tax Break that can Boost Your Efforts to Reduce Debt

As tax time approaches one important federal tax program might provide you a good way to put some money away into savings as you work on improving your financial situation. Financial experts differ on how much you should have set aside, but agree that you should have something to...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Can you cut out cable without cutting out TV?

Have any interest in cutting the cord? That’s the term for people who decide to rid themselves of cable and satellite TV, opting instead for streaming television options like Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. To date, you are not likely to get everything you get now with cable,...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Movies at a discount

Hollywood is known for launching the special-effects-heavy blockbuster movies in the summer, but many of the best films are saved for the end of the year. Christmas 2013 was no exception. So many quality showss were released at the end of the year that you could have gone to...

Posted on December 23, 2016