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Making Money From Home

Whether you’re looking for another way to earn cash or you just want to get away from the traditional, regimented, nine-to-five lifestyle, there are a surprising number of ways you can supplement your income from the comfort of your own home.

Posted on May 18, 2018

3 Programs That Can Help Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

The following programs are some of the most frequently used options for eliminating or reducing student loan debt. All these loan forgiveness and repayment options have qualifications that must be met, so contact an American Financial Solutions student loan counselor today to find out if you may qualify.

Posted on May 18, 2018

How to Invest Smarter, Not Harder

Consider these investment tips to ensure the money you work hard for is also working hard for you.

Posted on April 5, 2018

The Magic of the 70-20-10 Rule

The 70-20-10 Rule is a simple way of dividing your monthly income into percentages and allocating the amounts into three categories to help save money while still covering every-day expenses and debts.

Posted on April 5, 2018

How to Merge Money Matters After Tying the Knot

The marriage process doesn’t end when you cut the cake or make the toast, though. Married couples should take the time to marry their finances as well.

Posted on March 1, 2018

How to Have Fun on a No-Spend Weekend

During a “No-Spend Weekend,” the challenge is simple: avoid spending any money and see just how much fun you can still have on a limited budget.

Posted on March 1, 2018

Invest Big Like Warren Buffett

Posted on December 6, 2017

Take Control of Your Finances with Free Financial Classes

If you are currently in debt or struggling with your finances, you are not alone. As of 2017, it is estimated that 73 percent of Americans will have a significant amount of debt when they pass away – over 60 thousand dollars-worth, on average.1 In addition, US consumer debt...

Posted on December 6, 2017

Are You and Your Future Spouse on the Same Page About Finances?

The most stereotypical, pre-marriage conversation that can make or break a relationship is generally about children. A conversation many couples unfortunately neglect is one regarding financial goals, which is too bad considering money can be one of the most contentious aspects of marriage. A study performed by Utah State University found couples who argued about finances at least once a week were more than 30 percent more likely to divorce.1 Their survey examined a variety of indicators to determine which aspects of marital discord were the most reliable forecaster for divorce. Of all the potential disputes analyzed–ranging from sex and quality time spent together to in-laws and household chores–disagreements about finances turned out to be the most accurate signal that divorce was a likely outcome.

Posted on October 24, 2017