American Financial Solutions Blog

How to Avoid Common Credit Card Fees

What often goes overlooked when people sign credit card agreements is the list of potential fees their card can accrue. Different cards have different kinds of fees, but luckily, many of them are preventable. These are some of the most common credit card fees and how to avoid them.

Posted on July 2, 2018

What Every New College Grad Needs to Know About Credit

Higher education is already a financial investment of sorts, but now that you’ve graduated, you need to keep the ball rolling by learning how to achieve a good credit score. Here are some tips to set you up for financial success.

Posted on July 2, 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

Beginner’s Guide to Financial Jargon

If you’re new to the financial realm, here are some of the more common financial terms explained so you can get the most out of your money.

Posted on June 12, 2018

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