American Financial Solutions Blog

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

Declutter Your Finances This Spring

At the start of the new year, many people take a fresh look at their finances and pledge to make adjustments in spending and saving. Here are a few tips to help people stay on that path, and refresh and renew their goals, just in time for spring!

Posted on March 5, 2020

How to Keep Your Car on the Road Longer and Protect Your Investment

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your vehicle. Regular maintenance is important to keep your financial investment in good condition inside and out. Here are a few tips that will help keep a vehicle on the road.

Posted on March 5, 2020

Get Away Without Going Away

Sometimes a vacation away from home just is not within the realm of your work schedule or your budget. This article provides ideas on how to have a great time while saving money at home.

Posted on March 5, 2020

Guide to Credit Counseling Services

Credit counseling organizations can advise you on your money and debts, help you with a budget, offer money management workshops and much more.

Posted on February 18, 2020

Classic Warning Signs of Possible Fraud or Scams

As a non-profit credit counseling agency, we often hear from people who have been scammed by unscrupulous entities seeking to make quick money. Below we have listed some common warning signs of fraud or of a scam to help others avoid the same negative impact to their finances. These...

Posted on February 11, 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

Holiday Fun that Will Save You Money

For those committed to living on a budget, you don’t have to sacrifice the joy of the holiday season just because you’re spending less money. If you are having guests at your home over the holidays, you can make the day a memorable one, in a good way, on a reasonable budget.

Posted on October 14, 2019

Your Credit Score Boost

You may have seen the ads, “Boost your FICO® credit score with Experian. Only Experian can raise your FICO® Score instantly.” FICO® is the most widely used credit score in lending and is the score you want to know if you are getting ready to borrow money for a home, a car or even to open a credit card. So how does Experian Boost work and does it work?

Posted on October 10, 2019

Credit Score Comparison: Two Models

A peek into the difference between a Vantage credit score and a FICO credit score.

Posted on October 10, 2019