Budgeting

The Unusual Way One Woman Lost Her Debt and How You Might, Too

Have you ever considered fasting and how that might relate to your finances? You might know someone who fasts from time to time, going without food. In this case we are not talking about hunger strikes, just going without food for a day or so.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Quick Tips for an Inexpensive Summer Getaway

Inexpensive summer vacation ideas for people who want to travel, but have a budget

Posted on December 23, 2016

How Do You Avoid Debt, Temptation of Credit Versus Cash

If you think you have too much debt, you are not alone. It isn’t hopeless, though. There are innumerable good examples out there of people who use credit and borrowing wisely. You can be one of them if you stay committed to a few principles.

Posted on December 23, 2016

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

Personal Money Management Quiz

It’s Financial Literacy month! Start out with a quick personal finance habit assessment and then visit our main page and click on MyMoneyCheckUp to complete a free, full financial review!

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

Ask yourself what you deserve more

When you are in a department store, eyeing a new shirt or skirt or pair of shoes for your wardrobe, one of the messages you might tell yourself is, “I deserve this.” We won’t argue with that. You do deserve it. But you deserve something else, too, the peace of...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Not richer perhaps, but not poorer either because of the wedding celebration

A few weeks ago we talked about ways to save on Valentine’s Day. We acknowledged that it’s a tricky issue that could kill off the romance. But we thought we found some good ways you could enjoy the romance without making a date later for bankruptcy court. Never afraid of...

Posted on December 23, 2016