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Keeping Up with the New FICO Score

A quick look at the new FICO score along with the other credit scores such as Vantage, that are available to consumers.

Posted on March 10, 2020

An Extra $25 a Month Can Save You $2,000 and 18 years on Credit Card Debt

Sometimes people assume you need to make huge extra payments in order to pay off debt quicker. The reality is that making small increases in payments, can go a long way in knocking out debt sooner!

Posted on January 20, 2020

Becky House is NFCC Financial Educator of the Year

Becky House has been named the 2019 NFCC Financial Educator of the Year. House joined NFCC member American Financial Solutions (AFS) in 2001 as a credit counselor and has advanced to leading financial education programs locally and nationally for AFS and its partners.

Posted on September 19, 2019

Making Successful Rent-to-Own Decisions

Renting to own is tempting when you need something now and you don't have the savings or cash to purchase it. There are alternatives and if you are going to rent-to-own, there are some questions you will want to ask yourself, first.

Posted on June 5, 2019

Getting Out of Debt Success - John

A quick glimpse into one client's journey out of debt.

Posted on May 7, 2019

Steps to Take Before Buying a Home

Steps to Take Before Buying a Home from American Financial Solutions How Can I Make My Credit More Appealing to Lenders Before I Buy a Home? Looking for a mortgage? Want to get the lowest rate possible? Here are some steps you can take to ensure your credit is at...

Posted on July 7, 2017

The Many Different Credit Scores

Infographic from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the many different types of scores and what they are used for.

Posted on June 28, 2017

Easy Steps to Help Improve Your Credit Score

Most people are under the assumption that improving their credit score is a long and tedious process. While it certainly can’t be done overnight, raising your credit doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few simple steps to get you on the path to a better credit score.

Posted on May 5, 2017

Student Loans in Default, How to Save Yourself

If your student loans are in default, you will want to read this. Your options, the pros and the cons and where to get help.

Posted on December 23, 2016

The Right Way to Build Your Credit

If you follow a few sure-fire steps, you can build your credit enough to buy your own house or your own car. Here are five steps to take to get your credit where it needs to be.

Posted on December 23, 2016