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1244 119th Street
Whiting, IN 46394
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230 W. Monroe Street
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Chicago, IL 60606
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American Trust Investment Services, Inc.

"Providing Investment Solutions Since 1957"

 

Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 
 
The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The History of Currency

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

 

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

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