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Resources to Help You Buy a Used Car


Almost everything about buying a car is stressful. Researching cars is time-consuming, and it can be hard to find a suitable car in your area. Once you do, you have an intimidating meeting with the seller to look forward to. And even after you make a purchase, it can be hard to tell if you’re driving away with a reliable vehicle. Luckily, you don’t need to be an expert to get a goo...


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Member Spotlight: Timothy Jumawan


At American Hope Resources, over 3 million members have a place to share their stories, and Member Spotlight highlights some of our most helpful members. Today, we’re spotlighting Timothy Jumawan.   If you’ve ever posted on AHR, Timothy Jumawan has probably supported your post and told you a little about AHR. Perhaps you’ve even seen one of his journal posts, as he chroni...


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How to Save Money on Bills During the Summer


With summer coming up we know that it can be hard to save money, and our bills can start to rack up. We gathered a list of ways to keep cool and happy without blowing through your expenses. If you can’t follow them all, that is OK! Saving some money is always better than saving none.   Air-Conditioning- Although it would be nice to never turn the air on, we know that is not always &nb...


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Five Things To Consider When Choosing A Retirement Destination


Every year, new lists come out highlighting the country’s best retirement destinations. States are ranked based on a variety of criteria, such as healthcare and quality of life, and then given an average retirement score.   While these overall rankings can be useful, you may be better off focusing on a few specific criteria that matter to you. Here are five important considerations. &...


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Ten Father's Day Restaurant Deals


Father’s Day is almost here - do you know how you’re going to celebrate? If you’re starting to panic, don’t worry - restaurants across the country are offering free meals to dads. Here are ten popular options:   Firehouse Subs - Use this coupon to receive a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, fries, and drink.   Bertucci’s - Visit...


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Former Resident Donates To Homeless Shelter


From time to time, we like to highlight uplifting stories here at AHR. Today, we’re learning about a homeless shelter in Ontario, Canada that came into some good fortune.   The Shelter House, a homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario, received a $10,000 donation from a former resident last week. The man made the donation after learning that the shelter would not be able to fund its ...


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Social Security Basics


We’d all like to retire someday. Once you do, you’ll be depending on your Social Security benefits for some or all of your expenses. Social Security is complex, but here are a few key pieces of information you should know about the program as it currently stands:     How Old Do I Have To Be To Get My Benefits? You’re allowed to retire as early as age 62 and as late a...


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Home Maintenance Tips


Home maintenance is intimidating. Even if you’re good with tools, working on your home can take up a lot of time, energy, and worst of all, money. You’re better off leaving complicated projects to the experts, but there are little things you can do to keep your home in good shape. Here are a few:      Check Roof Your roof is your first line of defense against rain and...


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How To Get Into Couponing


If you’re dealing with financial hardship, you need to save money wherever you can, and couponing is one of the best ways to do so. You may think that you don’t have the time or energy to get started, but if you follow a few basic guidelines, you can save big without too much hassle. You may even learn to enjoy it as a hobby! Here’s how you can get started.      ...


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Affordable Summer Camp Options


Summer is nearly here, and if you have kids, they’ll need somewhere to be while you’re at work. One of the most popular destinations for kids is summer camp. Camp allows kids to meet new friends, to try new activities, and to learn self-reliance. Unfortunately, some camps are expensive. Since they provide food, entertainment, and occasionally, a place to sleep, it’s only natur...


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