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The following information is provided for members of the professional media. If you are a journalist or blogger and need additional information, please contact Becky House, 1-888-282-5492, Ext. 1114.

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American Financial Solutions' Experts

Our managers and counselors are valuable media resources on topics such as:

  • Getting out of debt and debt management
  • Credit report and credit score management
  • Student loan repayment
  • Saving money
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy counseling and
  • Teaching financial literacy to people of all ages

We help people achieve their financial goals through behavior change and an improved awareness of sound financial practices. We are experts in the role of one-on-one, personal financial coaching.  

Counselors at American Financial Solutions are certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Counselors and staff maintain their certifications by completing 15 - 20 hours of continuing education every two years.

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AFS in the News

'Bumpy ride' expected for federal student loan borrowers as repayment approaches, by Farah Jadran, NBC KING 5 News

Reports: Overall debt increases for Americans, credit card companies charged billions in late fee penalties, by Farah Jadran, NBC KING 5 News

Credit Where it's Due, Actual Good News About Medical Debt and Your Credit Report, by Dan Weissman, An Arm And a Leg

7 Ways College Grads can Build their Credit, by Lucy Lazarony,

First, a motorcycle crash, then medical bills, then collections. Now, a lawsuit., By Jesse Jones, CBS KIRO News

Where are all the COVID-19 Bankruptcies? By Sylvie Douglis and Dan Weissman, Planet Money, NPR

Expert Tips To Fix Your Credit on a Limited Income, By Cameron Huddleston, Yahoo Finance

Does Student Loan Debt Affect Your Credit Score? By Heidi Rivera,

How to Pay off Debt: 5 Expert-Approved Strategies that Work, by Martha C. White,

Should You Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt? The Complete Guide, by Donna Freedman on

Delivery Gigs are Everywhere, but so are the Workers That Want Them, by Josh McNichols, KUOW (NPR Affiliate)

Drowning in Debt? Here are Your Options, Good and Bad, by Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan on

Don't Co-Sign Your Child's Private Student Loan Without Answering These 3 Questions First, by Heidi Rivera,

Coronavirus and Personal Debt: the Americans Living on a Knife Edge, by Robert Armstrong, The Financial Times 

Coronavirus Hardship Loans: What They Are, How They Work and How to Get One, Dori Zinn, CNet

How You Can Get an Online Loan, Bob Musinski, U.S. News and World Report

Your credit could be at risk during COVID-19. Here’s how to protect it. by Jesse Jones, KIRO 7 (CBS Affiliate)

Century Link is Going Cashless (video segment), Ted Land, KING 5 (NBC Affiliate)

Washington Attorney General Hits Time Share Exit Company with Consumer Fraud Suit, Joyce Taylor, Law360

New Model Will Change Credit Scores, for Better or Worse, Allen Henry, Sinclair Broadcast Group

Bad Credit Loans, Mia Taylor,

Is Debt Settlement Worth It?, Raychelle Heath,

Fintech Lenders Tighten Standards Become More Like Banks, Bloomberg News on

‘I’m Going to Die with a Student Loan’: What Should the Government Do About the Trillion-Dollar Debt Crisis?, Amy Eskind,

Beware Same as Cash Payment Offers, Lisa Rowan on

How to Get a Personal Loan if You Have Bad Credit, Kimberly Rotter, U.S. World and News Report

Forget shoe shopping! Men are bigger over-spenders than women, survey finds, Startsat60

7 Ways to Help You Earn an Excellent Credit Score, Lora Shinn,

Millions of Americans Behind on Car Payments, Missing Credit Due Dates, Carolyn Ossorio, KIRO Radio

Does Having a Poor Credit History Affect Your Employability?, Kathleen Furore, Chicago Tribune  

Pros and Cons of Balance Transfer Credit Cards, Laura Mohammad,

Washington Partners Celebrate October as Student Loan Awareness Month, by Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Here are at Least 4 Good Reasons Not to Cosign on Someone Else's Loan, by Connie Thompson, KOMO 4 News (ABC Affiliate)

Dig Out from Mountains of Credit Card Debt Without Getting Burned by Debt Predators, by Connie Thompson, KOMO 4 News (ABC Affiliate)

These are the Best Books to Help You Pay off Debt and Start Saving, According to Experts, by Martha C. White, Money Magazine (Time)

Drivers Say South Sound Dealerships Ran Credit Checks Without Permission, by Jesse Jones, KIRO 7 (CBS Affiliate)

15 Ways for College Students to Make Money, by Lucy Lazarony, MoneyTalksNews

Avoid Making the Minimum Payment on Credit Card Debt, by Connie Thompson, KOMO 4 News (ABC Affiliate)

Our Top Financial Tips for High School Grads, by Lucy Lazarony, MoneyTalksNews

Five Tips to Avoid Personal Loan Denial, by Lucy Lazarony, Prime

The 6 Best Books to Help You Get out of Debt, According to Experts, by Martha C. White, Money Magazine (Time)

Rebuilding in Kitsap County After the 2008 Housing Collapse, by Julianne Stanford, Kitsap Sun

Jesse Jones breaks down best ways for 12s to save on London game by Jesse Jones, KIRO 7 News (CBS Affiliate)

Financial Resolution: Clean Up Your Credit by Geoff Williams on U.S. News and World Report

Checklist: Considering Refinancing Your Student Loans? 5 Questions to Ask First by Moira Lawler on Learnvest

Best Ways to Manage Credit Card Debt by Jesse Jones KIRO 7 News (CBS Affiliate)

10 Tips for Great Credit on an Inconsistent Income by Lucy Lazarony on Wisepiggy

Four Questions to Ask When You’re Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy by Phyllis Furman on The Alert Investor

The Best Debt and Savings Advice for 5 Age Groups by Michelle Learner on

Strapped for Cash? 18 Smart Ways You Can Save Money by Millie Dent on the The Fiscal Times

Man struggles because credit agencies thought he was dead Jesse Jones on KIRO 7 News

3 Steps to Choosing a Qualified Credit Counselor by Sean Pyles on

Americans Are Saving More, But Credit Card Debt Is Still a Problem on NBC News, by Herb Weisbaum

5 Questions for Retirees Before Taking Out a Personal Loan by

Paper or emailed credit card statements: Which are better? by

American Financial Solutions selects Speridian's StudentAlign® product to support the student loan counseling services

KIRO 7 Television and Jesse Jones: Collection Agencies Harassing People Who Already Paid Off Debt Expert Interview with Becky House on Setting Financial Goals for Mint

Using Credit to Manage Monthly Income Swings

Men and Debt: Why It’s a Big Problem in Relationships Today

Removing Co-signers from Your Student Loan Debt

6 Signs of Bad Financial Advice