Financial literacy

Holiday Fun that Will Save You Money

For those committed to living on a budget, you don’t have to sacrifice the joy of the holiday season just because you’re spending less money. If you are having guests at your home over the holidays, you can make the day a memorable one, in a good way, on a reasonable budget.

Posted on October 14, 2019

Credit Score Comparison: Two Models

A peek into the difference between a Vantage credit score and a FICO credit score.

Posted on October 10, 2019

Becky House is NFCC Financial Educator of the Year

Becky House has been named the 2019 NFCC Financial Educator of the Year. House joined NFCC member American Financial Solutions (AFS) in 2001 as a credit counselor and has advanced to leading financial education programs locally and nationally for AFS and its partners.

Posted on September 19, 2019

Retirement Planning in Your 20's

Waiting too long to start planning your retirement can be a huge mistake. Here are some tips and facts to help you prepare.

Posted on July 30, 2019

Back to School Savings 2019

Tips for saving on back to school supplies, clothing, technology and more!

Posted on July 18, 2019

A True Tale of Two Debt Tacklers

One couple's small changes allow them to get out of debt in just 53 months.

Posted on July 9, 2019

Saving Money in Seven Uncommon Ways (and Eight Common Ones)

We put together a list of ways to save, that go beyond the traditional advice of using coupons, don’t shop when you’re hungry and stop buying a cup of coffee. (Note: All these things can save you money. And we know you know it, too.) We hope that one or two of these suggestions will help you reach your financial goals!

Posted on June 11, 2019

Making Successful Rent-to-Own Decisions

Renting to own is tempting when you need something now and you don't have the savings or cash to purchase it. There are alternatives and if you are going to rent-to-own, there are some questions you will want to ask yourself, first.

Posted on June 5, 2019

Getting Out of Debt Success - John

A quick glimpse into one client's journey out of debt.

Posted on May 7, 2019

Installment Loan Terms: A Comparison

Compare interest rates, months, payment - the terms of an installment loan.

Posted on April 23, 2019