Debt Management Plan Blog

Minding the gap: A practice in financial feminism

Here are some worrisome facts if you are female: Women are twice as likely as men to live below the poverty line during retirement. This is especially true for single and minority women. And women continue to make less during their working years than men. The good news is that despite the unique challenges women face when it comes to saving and planning for retirement, women continue to outperform men when it comes to investing.

Posted on June 14, 2017

Seven Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Seven Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted on May 3, 2017

Too Much Debt, What to do When You Are Juggling Bills

Useful tools to help you make decisions on paying bills.

Posted on April 19, 2017

Average U.S. Consumer Debt

Credit Cards Average owed by U.S. households: $16,748 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $779 billion Mortgages Average owed by U.S. households: $176,222 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $8.48 trillion Auto Loans Average owed by U.S. households: $28,948 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $1.16 trillion Student Loans Average owed by U.S. households: $49,905 Total owed by U.S. consumers: $1.31 trillion Any Type...

Posted on April 13, 2017

When It’s Time to Consider Filing for Bankruptcy

Despite its negative reputation, filing for bankruptcy can be extremely helpful for those struggling with serious debt. If you’re having financial troubles, here are a few signs that bankruptcy may be the best solution.

Posted on March 14, 2017

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Lynsey's Story

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Lynsey's Story

Posted on March 1, 2017

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Danielle's Story

Meet credit counselor, Danielle.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Best Letter Ever About Debt

One woman's story about getting out of debt.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Shanna's Story

Meet one of American Financial Solution's tenured employees, Shanna. Her experience in the credit counseling field has helped shape the lives of thousands of individuals and families. Here is her story.

Posted on December 23, 2016

6 Ways to Find Help With Credit Problems

Credit can be confusing, and sometimes overwhelming. But you don’t have to struggle with debt, credit report issues or other financial problems alone. There are reputable sources that can help you get back on track, and many offer low-cost or free credit help.

Posted on December 23, 2016