Budgeting

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

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

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

Bad News for FFEL Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education's decision to reverse it's rule on the addition of collection fees to student loans may cost borrowers thousands of dollars.

Posted on March 21, 2017

Mortgages – Five Tips for Paying Off Your Home Faster

Maybe you have heard your parents or grandparents talk about a mortgage burning party and wondered how they ever finished paying off their home loan. While it may seem like a daunting task to reduce the amount of time and interest you pay on a mortgage, there are at least five things you can do to pay a mortgage off early.

Posted on March 1, 2017

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Danielle's Story

Meet credit counselor, Danielle.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Living and Saving as a Millennial Living with Your Parents

For the first time in the Modern Era, living a home with parents is the most common living arrangement for 18 to 34-year-olds. If you’re a Millennial about to move back in with your folks, who has been living at home for a while, or is looking for a launching pad to independence, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time at home.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Why Pay Yourself First Might be Bad Advice

Pay yourself first. We have all heard the saying that is promoted as one of the tenants to sound financial management. It is true that having money in savings – a financial safety net – can mean the difference between surviving a financial emergency and digging deeper into debt. However, for some people it may be more beneficial to focus on saving after they meet their financial obligations.

Posted on December 23, 2016

One Fast, But Not Easy, Method for Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

When it comes to getting out of debt, we all want it to happen quickly and easily. While this method has the possibility of eliminating your debt in less than a year, you have to be willing to make the sacrifices necessary for such a rapid reduction.

Posted on December 23, 2016