Budgeting

Saving Money in Seven Uncommon Ways (and Eight Common Ones)

We put together a list of ways to save, that go beyond the traditional advice of using coupons, don’t shop when you’re hungry and stop buying a cup of coffee. (Note: All these things can save you money. And we know you know it, too.) We hope that one or two of these suggestions will help you reach your financial goals!

Posted on June 11, 2019

Challenge Yourself to Save

Challenge Yourself To Save is an excerpt from the book by Donna Freedman, Your Playbook for Tough Times, Living Large on Small Change for the Short Term or the Long Haul. There are MANY good tips for saving money - check out the excerpt and the book!   

Posted on March 27, 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

7 Surprising Budget Bursting Spending Habits

Life’s small pleasures can come back to bite you. Treating yourself occasionally isn’t inherently bad. Doing so frequently, however, can put a dent in your bank account and ruin your best attempts at budgeting. These are some common spending habits that may be busting your budget.

Posted on September 5, 2018

5 Reasons Your Grocery Bill is High & How to Lower It

When it comes to expenses, food is a necessary one. If you’ve already cut back on discretionary spending, like daily coffee runs or monthly manicures, but are still struggling to make ends meet, you may want to look at your grocery bill. While you can’t cut out food completely, you can optimize your spending in a way that works for your budget. Here are a few reasons your grocery bill may be high and some easy ways to reduce your spending.

Posted on July 2, 2018

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