American Financial Solutions Blog

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

Six Steps to the Best Auto Deal

If you are in the market for a vehicle, start your journey here. You'll find tips for getting the best deal and protecting yourself and your money.

Posted on March 19, 2018

How to Merge Money Matters After Tying the Knot

The marriage process doesn’t end when you cut the cake or make the toast, though. Married couples should take the time to marry their finances as well.

Posted on March 1, 2018

How to Have Fun on a No-Spend Weekend

During a “No-Spend Weekend,” the challenge is simple: avoid spending any money and see just how much fun you can still have on a limited budget.

Posted on March 1, 2018

5 Financial Conversations to Have Before Getting Married

Committing your life to another person is both wonderful and stressful, with flowers to buy, a party to plan and invitations to send out. However, you should move one task to the top of your to-do list before you even look at venues – talking about your finances.

Posted on March 1, 2018

Military Saves Week February 26 to March 2

Military Saves Financial Checklist

Posted on February 26, 2018

How to Go from Broke Millennial to Thriving Millionaire

To increase your standard of living, you'll need to put money toward savings and investments after paying your bills. These 5 steps you can take right now to start putting yourself in a better financial position. With any luck, you'll be the next millennial millionaire.

Posted on January 9, 2018

The Buzz Around Bitcoin

If a single bitcoin is worth so much physical cash, why aren’t people lining up in droves to invest? The reality is bitcoin has a complicated backstory, isn’t backed by anything tangible and carries unknown implications for the future of commerce.

Posted on January 8, 2018

AFS Compliance and the Council on Accreditation

American Financial Solutions is preparing to undergo re-accreditation review by the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA is a national organization that sets standards for quality service and sends teams of experienced professionals to visit our organization to ensure we are meeting the highest standards. Part of the reaccreditation process includes...

Posted on December 7, 2017

Four Must-Read Personal Finance Books

When it comes to reading books about finance, most people feel their eyes glossing over and their heads nodding off. Luckily for you, we’ve done the legwork and found four easy-to-read books that don’t skimp on high-quality advice.

Posted on December 6, 2017