Personal Finance

Starting a Small Business - Keys to Success

When it comes to the type of business you want to own, your finances are an important piece of your success. Watch this quick video and find some tips to help you get started on the pathway to small business ownership.

Posted on April 9, 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

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

Which Repairs Are Tenants Responsible For?

Most renters assume that nearly every inch of the rental property is the responsibility of the landlord, but this is not the case! Before you are left with a sizable bill you were not anticipating, check out these common repairs that tenants are responsible for.

Posted on October 10, 2018

7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

Whether you want to sock money away for retirement or to cover expenses in case of an emergency, there are many reasons to save money. If you’re not currently setting aside any of your income, it can seem daunting to start. Here are seven simple ways to trick yourself into saving money.

Posted on October 10, 2018

6 Discounts You May Be Missing Out On

Many of us enjoy taking advantage of discounts, from coupons to clearance sales at our favorite stores. However, you may be overlooking opportunities to save on everyday items. Here are six discounts you may be missing out on and how you can cash in on these deals.

Posted on September 5, 2018

10 Ways to Save Money at the Pump

Unfortunately, fuel efficiency isn’t set in stone. As time wears on, your vehicle’s performance will decline no matter what model or brand you buy. Buying a car with impressive fuel economy gives you a great head start, but you’ll need to make a conscious effort to keep that number high and prolong time between gas station stops.

Posted on September 5, 2018

Should I Repair or Replace?

In today’s culture, it’s common to ditch clothes, electronics and appliances as soon as they start to break down. Sometimes replacement is justified, like if there’s a safety issue or if a newer model is more energy efficient. More often than not, though, we purchase new items due to convenience factors.

Posted on September 5, 2018

Your Money: Identity Theft Protection Services

Identity theft protection services monitor and scan personally identifiable information in credit applications, public records, websites, and other places. These services almost always include a credit monitoring service that monitors your credit history and provides periodic credit scores. In fact, protecting credit is the most common reason people seek out identity theft protection services.

Posted on August 21, 2018