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How to Start Building Credit History

If you’re a recent graduate looking to start building your credit history, have no fear. Follow these simple tips to start your financial life on the right foot. How to Start Building Credit from American Financial Solutions   Start With One Credit Card Don’t open too many credit cards right off the...

Posted on June 1, 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

Creative Ways to Pay for College

Financial Aid Before you start looking into other ways to pay for your college experience, filling out the government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important first step. Depending on your academic history and current financial situation, you might qualify for multiple student grants and scholarships without...

Posted on June 1, 2017

Easy Steps to Help Improve Your Credit Score

Most people are under the assumption that improving their credit score is a long and tedious process. While it certainly can’t be done overnight, raising your credit doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few simple steps to get you on the path to a better credit score.

Posted on May 5, 2017

Financial Planning: The Benefits of Financial Education

Many people might believe financial planning is only for the wealthy, or at least the accountants that wealthy individuals hire. However, no matter your level of income, financial literacy and education is a crucial skill that everyone should start cultivating from a young age. The more familiar you are with the financial world, the more stable you can be throughout your life.

Posted on May 5, 2017

Seven Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Seven Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted on May 3, 2017

Student Loans, Choose Help Over Avoidance

Student loan repayment options are available, find out yours today!

Posted on April 24, 2017

Too Much Debt, What to do When You Are Juggling Bills

Useful tools to help you make decisions on paying bills.

Posted on April 19, 2017

Average U.S. Consumer Debt

Credit Cards Average owed by U.S. households: $16,748 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $779 billion Mortgages Average owed by U.S. households: $176,222 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $8.48 trillion Auto Loans Average owed by U.S. households: $28,948 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $1.16 trillion Student Loans Average owed by U.S. households: $49,905 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $1.31 trillion Any Type...

Posted on April 13, 2017

Your Free Credit Report

How to get your free credit report

Posted on April 10, 2017