American Financial Solutions Blog

Top 5 Best Movies About Money

Moviemakers have always been fascinated with telling the stories of the rich and the poor. Money – whether you have it or not – is a constant presence in our lives, and how we handle it can teach us some of life’s most important lessons. These are some of the best movies about money to come out of Hollywood.

Posted on June 12, 2018

Lessons Learned from Shark Tank

The popular TV show “Shark Tank” also offers some valuable lessons in regards to using your finite monetary resources wisely. Here are their top five tips and tricks for entrepreneurs, but they may apply to your finances or life as well.

Posted on June 12, 2018

Understanding Your Credit Score

Banks, credit card companies and other businesses use credit scores to estimate how likely you are to pay back money you borrow. A higher score makes it easier to qualify for a loan or lower interest rates. Many scores range from 300- 850, but different companies use different ranges.

Posted on June 5, 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

5 Sites for Finding Summer Travel Deals

If you’re new to navigating the plethora of travel search engines out there, it can seem a little daunting. Rather than paying more than you need to, check out these five sites that offer great travel deals.

Posted on May 18, 2018

Saving for Your Dream Vehicle

There are very reasonable adjustments you can make to your saving and spending habits that can help you afford your dream vehicle. What’s more, these strategies can be applied to other big-ticket item purchases you want to make in the future.

Posted on April 5, 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

Auto Loan: Bank or Dealership

If you are thinking about buying a car, you have probably wondered whether it is better to use dealer financing or finance through a bank or credit union. With dealer-arranged financing, the dealer collects information from you and forwards that information to one or more prospective auto lenders. Alternatively, with bank or other lender financing, you go directly to a bank, credit union, or finance company and apply for a loan. We refer to this type of loan as a “direct loan.” 

Posted on March 19, 2018