American Financial Solutions Blog

Student Loans, Choose Help Over Avoidance

Student loan repayment options are available, find out yours today!

Posted on April 24, 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

Your Free Credit Report

How to get your free credit report

Posted on April 10, 2017

Can’t Get Your Credit Report Online? You’re Not Alone

Many people have a difficult time obtaining their credit report through Annual Credit Report.com. Here is what to do if that happens to you.

Posted on April 10, 2017

How to Apply for a Student Loan

Whether you’re entering your freshman year or finishing up a graduate degree, a new year of college can be both exciting and stressful. In addition to choosing your classes and degree path you’ll, have to find a way to pay for your education. Fortunately, there are a variety of...

Posted on April 7, 2017

Bad News for FFEL Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education's decision to reverse it's rule on the addition of collection fees to student loans may cost borrowers thousands of dollars.

Posted on March 21, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Home

Buying your own home is a cornerstone of the American Dream and likely one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Without proper consideration and planning that dream can turn into a credit nightmare. Before you buy it’s important to consider all the potential pros and cons, so you can make an educated purchase.

Posted on March 14, 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

Mortgages – Five Tips for Paying Off Your Home Faster

Maybe you have heard your parents or grandparents talk about a mortgage burning party and wondered how they ever finished paying off their home loan. While it may seem like a daunting task to reduce the amount of time and interest you pay on a mortgage, there are at least five things you can do to pay a mortgage off early.

Posted on March 1, 2017