American Financial Solutions Blog

Three Examples of Why You Should Check Your Credit Report

We see the commercials telling us to check our credit reports, but many people do not. Here are three examples of why we should take the time to get our reports.

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

How to Stop Theft and Fraud: Aging and Your Money

As American's get older, the number of people managing money for family members also increases. Ensuring you have precautions in place to protect your money and your assets is critical. Learn what you can do to start putting those measures in place.

Posted on Sep 08, 2014

Our Housing Programs Do Make Difference

Great letter from clients helped by the AFS housing program.

Posted on Sep 02, 2014

Eleven Last Minute Tips for a Great Garage Sale

Some quick advice on how to make your garage sale a winner.

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

How Honest is that Credit Card Comparison Site

As you watch television, surf the Internet and flip through your favorite magazine, you will undoubtedly see companies advertising that they can show you the best deals in plastic - credit - for you to consider. There are a few reasons to hesitate from relying too much on information that looks like it’s coming from a neutral source. The main one is because the source might not be neutral at all.

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

Wonderful Testimonial Note from a Client!

How do you know debt solutions are working? Notes like these.

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

Is Your Budget Your Business? It Should Be

People who are successful entrepreneurs know that reducing unnecessary spending can do as much to protect a business’s future as generating more sales. The same rules can apply to you as you work to improve your financial profile if you are willing to apply some of those principles.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

Debt, Depression and Real Answers To Reducing Stress

Sometimes it can be hard to determine what came first; financial problems or depression. However once the debt has become and issue it can increase the amount of hopelessness and anxiety people feel. The good news is, help is available.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014

Time and Debt Repayment Still the Best Strategy for Increasing a Credit Score

Some of you might be rejoicing a bit because of news that the chief credit scoring outfit, FICO, is changing its rules about how it scores debtors. The main change is that the new system will draw a distinction between medical debt and regular debt. The other big change is the new system will disregard medical collection accounts if they are paid or settled.

Posted on Aug 13, 2014

Medical Debt, New FICO Score Good News or No News

Last week, FICO, the nation's top credit score provider, announced upcoming changes to the way some debts impact your credit score. This could be good news for thousands of people, if lenders adopt this new model.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

 
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