College Credit, Now in Plastic - The Crimson White (University of Alabama)

College Credit, Now in Plastic
Heather Buchanan/The Crimson White (University of Alabama)

17 September 2014

To acquire a level one card with the Alabama Credit Union, students must fill out an application, provide proof of income and take an online “Budget Basics” quiz on greenpath.com. Tonya Cargile, branch manager of Alabama Credit Union, said Greenpath serves as a free, secondary resource for all credit union members.

Blog: Steps Identity Theft Victims Need to Take - Saving Dollars & Sense

Blog: Steps Identity Theft Victims Need to Take
Kristie Sawicki/Saving Dollars & Sense

10 September 2014

I always pay very close attention to my bank accounts. Ever since the Target Security Breach during the holidays last year, I make sure to log in and check my accounts daily. Several weeks ago, I noticed a debit for $49.95 to a strange 1-800-*****.com website

Column - Help for Drowing in Debt - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Column: Drowning in Debt
Harriette Cole/Sense & Sensitivity - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (syndicated across the US)

4 September 2014

One organization that can help you for free is greenpath.com. It offers full financial support services, including developing a customized budget for you based on your needs along with an action plan for how to get out of debt. By working with such an organization, you can get to the other side, even in your current circumstances.

Consumers advised to check credit in advance of holidays - Radio + Television Business Report

Consumers advised to check credit in advance of holidays
Radio + Television Business Report
(The Financial and Regulatory Voice of Electronic Media)
5 September 2014

GreenPath Debt Solutions is telling parents (and other adults) that the kids are back in school, and that means it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift-giving. Specifically, it’s time to make sure the access to capital will be there when you need it.

Helping Hack Attack Victims an Opportunity to Boost Trust - Investment News

Helping hack attack victims an opportunity for advisers to boost trust
Supporting a client victimized by a data breach can build enduring bonds
Liz Skinner/Investment News (NYC)
5 September 2014

Katie Moore, a financial counselor at the nonprofit GreenPath Debt Solutions in Farmington Hills, Mich., said anyone suspecting account information has been tampered with should be on the lookout for mail about accounts they don't remember opening, and for collection notices or calls.

Length of car loans rises, helps fuel sales - The Detroit News

Length of car loans rises, helps fuel sales
Melissa Burden/The Detroit News

25 August 2014

Auto industry analysts say that longer term auto loans — some for seven years or longer — have helped fuel robust growth in new car sales. But the increasing prevalence of the six-year-plus terms has led some industry observers to question the practice. With a seven-year car note your baby in the back seat will be well into elementary school when the vehicle is paid off.

Cosigning a student loan risky for parents - Detroit Free Press

Cosigning a student loan risky for parents
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

21 August 2014

(Syndicated pick-up by USA Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Daily News, and HispanicBusiness.com.)

One question is bound to pop up as college students head to campus: “Hey, Mom, would you cosign for a student loan?”
 

Take swift action against collection debt - Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan

Take swift action against collection debt
Sara Gilbert/The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)

16 August 2014

More than 31.2 percent of Coloradans have an account held by a collection agency, a recent study by the Urban Institute shows.The average amount of collection debt for Colorado residents in collection is $5,837.
 

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