Credit Counseling Articles

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Resist the quick credit fixes

Despite several years’ worth of warning and repeated advice from officials of all stripes, companies offering “credit repair” continue to abound. There are steps you can take if you are in financial trouble that can one day help you improve your profile to potential creditors. But a credit score is...

Posted on Feb 21, 2014

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Simple Resolutions Can Make for a Financially Successful 2014

If you’re in a position where New Year’s Day 2014 finds you in a better financial situation than you were at the beginning of 2013, even if only a little bit, congratulations! If your situation is not better, take heart. Making a positive difference doesn’t necessarily mean making huge changes. With...

Posted on Jan 01, 2014

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Know Your Options Before Addressing Financial Problems

Your financial difficulties could already be severe enough that you are tempted to accept the first solution that comes along. However, there are pros and cons to bankruptcy, debt consolidation, debt settlement and most debt repayment options. It is important to talk to someone who knows the ins and...

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

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