Credit Counseling Articles

Your Email May Be the Key to Stealing Your Life

Fraud doesn't only include opening new accounts, many types of fraud occur on accounts that are already open and in use. Find out what you can do to protect your personal information.

Posted on Jul 01, 2015

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Theresa's Story

Credit Counselor Theresa, talks about her role with AFS, her best moments and provides some important advice.

Posted on Jul 01, 2015

Thank you

I just wanted to take the time and thank you for your time today. I know I can pay off all of my stuff, I just needed to hear it from an outsider.

Posted on May 28, 2015

The FICO Credit Scoring Method to Help Those with Little or No Credit

Getting credit can be difficult if you do not already have credit. Learn what FICO has come up with to help people build a good history using their normal bills.

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Confessions of a Credit Counselor: Lea's Story

Certified Credit Counselor, Lea explains what brought her to American Financial Solutions, her best moments and one piece of financial advice for people.

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

How a Stranger May be Your Best Bet for Getting Out of Debt

Everyday we are inundated by articles, sound bites, Tweets, and commercials telling us how we should be managing our money. But we all have choices and finding an unbiased person to help you make those important financial decisions can be critical to your success.

Posted on Jan 09, 2015

Getting Out of Debt, Confessions of a Credit Counselor

A credit counselor shares her story of taking the leap and asking for financial help.

Posted on Oct 06, 2014

Quick Poll - Tell AFS What You Want to Hear

What financial topic(s) would you read about in our blog?

Posted on Oct 02, 2014

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

Urban Institute Study Raises the Question of Why People are not Reaching Out for Financial Help

People may be hesitant to reach out for help due to misconceptions about financial counseling. Here are some of the false beliefs that consumers admitted in the 2014 NFCC Financial Literacy Survey

Posted on Jul 30, 2014