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Financing and Student Loans Press Releases

Ameritech Financial Cautions Individuals to Be Safe From Scams, Suggests FTC as Resource for Tips on How

There’s an abundance of people and groups out there willing to stoop to underhanded methods of getting money — even one person willing to do so is too many. Scams come in many forms, but the scammer's goal is ultimately to…

Ameritech Financial Advises Consumers to Learn About Gas Pump Skimming Scams, Recommends FTC as Resource

Many Americans go to the gas station that’s cheapest or most convenient for them. They may not be thinking about how thieves could be secretly stealing their debit card information while they fill up. All it takes is a skimming…

American Financial Benefits Center: Trust the FTC's Advice Regarding Work-From-Home Opportunities

Work-from-home opportunities appeal to many people for different reasons but for those who may be struggling to make ends meet, they sound too good to be true — and too good to pass up. Claiming to offer high pay for limited,…

Ameritech Financial Takes Lead From FTC Action to Aid Consumers in Tough Gig Economy and Assists Student Loan Borrowers

Millennials face a variety of challenges in today’s economy. It can be difficult to establish a solid lifestyle when there is insufficient income, underemployment, and high student loan debt. Many people are embracing the gig economy to earn a side…

Borrowers Don't Need to Skip Student Loan Repayments to Support Their Family, Notes Ameritech Financial

If a student loan borrower needs to choose between supporting their family and repaying their student loans, then family support is usually the clear winner. Borrowers are often unwilling to suddenly stop paying family bills in order to pay off…

College Plans Going Awry Shouldn't Mean Financial Struggles, Says Ameritech Financial

Even the best-laid plans can go awry. Especially when a chaotic element like college is thrown into the mix. Financial issues, a change of mind on what degree to pursue, all sorts of things can change at a moment’s notice…

National Student Loan Debt Crisis Has No Party Affiliation, According to American Financial Benefits Center

There is no red student loan debt. There is no blue student loan debt. There is American student loan debt, and it grips the nation regardless of political party. Though party affiliation does affect ideas about the direction of policies dealing…

Ameritech Financial: Two Thousand Years of Living With Less to Have More and How Student Loans Fit In

For at least 2,000 years, from Seneca to Thoreau to well-off minimalists to conservative financial talk show hosts, thought leaders have championed living with what one needs instead of what one wants. This is especially striking now, as millions of…

Students Save More and Parents Save Less, But Student Loan Debt is Still a Crisis, According to Ameritech Financial

Why are parents saving less money for their child’s college education? And why are students on their way to college saving more? A recent study by Allianz shows that in preparation for college, prospective students had saved $7,801 in 2018,…

Swimming With Sharks or Being Bare in Times Square? AFBC Wonders Which Borrowers Would Prefer for Getting Rid of Student Loans

How far would some people go to have something like student loan debt forgiven or made easier to handle? There’s always a few willing to go to the highest extremes. But what lengths is the average person willing to go…

LGBTQA+ Community May Struggle More With Student Loan Debt, Notes Ameritech Financial

For many members of the LGBTQA+ community, that is approximately 9 million people strong, life isn’t easy. A combination of social stigma and often some lack of familial support can cause a great deal of stress and when it is on…

American Financial Benefits Center: No Need for Millennials to Sacrifice Personal Life for Career

Millennials get a bad rap. Whether it’s a millionaire blaming their low homeownership rates on their taste for avocado toast or baby boomers disliking them because, among other reasons, they don’t make enough sandwiches, people born between the early 1980s…

Ameritech Financial Examines if Gamification Could Help Student Loan Borrowers Save Money

Many American consumers have encountered gamification without even realizing it. Some of the biggest companies have used its techniques for marketing purposes. But what exactly is gamification? Sources describe it as catering to people’s desire to win, which makes them…

Student Loan Borrowers Shouldn't Have to Feel Like They're Drowning in Quicksand

When hardships happen, it may feel like they’re all-consuming and that they’re the only part left to an individual’s identity - maybe even more so when concerning financial hardships. When what kind of disposable money an individual has dictates what…

Ameritech Financial Addresses College Affordability and the Great Weight of Student Debt

The average student loan borrower now graduates with nearly $40,000 in loans. Some may not even realize how high their debt is until they receive the bill long after graduation. Why has the cost of college risen 129 percent for…

American Financial Benefits Center: Study Shows Risky Parent PLUS Loans Widen Income Gap

A recent New America analysis of Education Department data demonstrates how high-risk parent PLUS loans are for families of color, especially black families. The study shows that these families have the highest default rates caused by long-standing economic disadvantages exacerbated…

AFBC: The American Dream is Not Only for the 'Average' American

​The American dream is often depicted as something along the lines of doing well in school, getting a great job, enjoying a budding family and relaxing with some luxuries that life has to offer. But for many Americans, that ideal can feel…

Too Good to Be True? AFBC Probes Unusual Ways to Pay Off Student Loan Debt

Game shows, lotteries and trivia apps are all new avenues to potentially pay off student debt. However, some may not be widely practiced. For example, a worker could ask their employer if the employee benefits package includes student loan assistance, but…

Don't Let Student Debt Stop a Resume-Boosting Internship, Ameritech Financial Says

Taking an internship after college can be a great way to boost a resume, gain insightful experience and network for the next phase of a career. The problem is low pay or no pay at all. Internships are a classic…

A Dollar Earned Isn't the Same for Everyone, and May Be Why Women of Color Loan Borrowers Are Struggling to Repay

With $1.48 trillion in America’s national student loan debt, and climbing higher every day as more loans are taken out to afford college, well, it’s not hard to see why many Americans have some concerns about the situation. Concerns may…

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