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Student Loans – One-Time Debt Reduction

On Aug. 24, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the One-Time Student Loan Debt Relief plan that includes one-time student loan debt relief targeted to low- and middle-income families.. The discharge will not be automatically granted. YOU MUST APPLY. Here are steps to take to determine eligibility and ensure you do not miss important student loan updates.

Protect Yourself from Financial Institution Fraud

A recent headline from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has alerted consumers that another financial institution has been fined for, “Illegally Exploiting Personal Data to Open Sham Accounts for Unsuspecting Customers.” This typically happens when financial institutions incentivize their employees to open new credit and loan accounts and to sell certain financial products. Find out how you can protect yourself.

Save Money with a Monthly Cleanse

Many people have heard of a financial cleanse. And if you have not, it is a way to understand where your money goes and ensure that those expenses align with your financial goals and values. It focuses on changing the relationship we have with money.

Some Financial Advice to Beware Of

According to an article on Bloomberg.com, 53% of couples say inflation is prompting them to discuss money more often with their partners. This is great news as just four short years ago 44% of Americans saw personal finance as the most challenging topic to discuss with others (Scientific American).

American Financial Solutions Successfully Achieves COA Reaccreditation

American Financial Solutions (AFS) has achieved national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). This accreditation was rigorous and involved numerous hours of preparation by members of our staff, executive team, board members, partners, and our clients.

Act By October 31, 2022 to Save Thousands on Student Loan Repayment

If you have student loans, and may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, now is the time to act!

Credit Report Changes on Medical Bills to Benefit Consumers

Big changes are coming to credit reports and how medical will and won't be shown on consumer reports.

8 Things That Won't Affect Your Credit Score

It's true that missing the due date on some of your bills will damage your credit score, but there are some financial transactions that don't have any effect, either good or bad.

Understanding Financial Secrecy and Its Effect on Relationships

Infidelity and deception can take many forms in a relationship, including some that have nothing to do with romance at all. One example is financial infidelity, where deceptions are reported in nearly half of relationships where finances are combined.

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