How much is too much for a car payment? - Detroit Free Press

How much is too much for a car payment?
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

19 January 2017

Story Highlights

  • Counselors at GreenPath say aim to spend 15% of income on transportation, including car insurance.
  • About 40.7% of new car loans are in the 61 month to 72 month range, Experian says.
  • Payments on a $20,000, five-year car loan would be about $371 a month with a 4.3% rate.

New Contracts Across Metro-Detroit - Crain's Detroit Business

New Contracts Across Metro-Detroit
Crain's Detroit Business

15 January 2017

CONTRACTS

Asset Health Inc., Troy, a health and wellness consulting, managing and technology firm, and GreenPath Inc., dba GreenPath Financial Wellness, Farmington Hills, a nonprofit financial counseling and education organization, are launching Asset Health-GreenPath Financial Wellbeing Services.

Setting Financial Goals in 2017 - Consumer Affairs

Setting financial goals in 2017
Mark Huffman/Consumer Affairs

12 January 2017

It's still not too late to make a New Year's resolution, and if you are hoping to get ahead financially in 2017, resolving to get a handle on your finances is a very worthy goal.

GreenPath Financial Wellness, a non-profit credit counseling and education organization, says a good way to start is to stop and think about what went right financially in 2016.

Financial Talk Offered at Patterson Library - The Courier (Cold Spring, NY)

Financial Talk Offered at Patterson Library
The Courier, Cold Spring, NY

12 January 2017

The Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson, will present “Steps to Financial Freedom” on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 PM.   Chris Dlugozima from GreenPath Financial Wellness will show you how to improve your budget and credit to help you reach your financial goals. Topics will include credit reports, debt management, money management, investing and retirement.

How can my partner and I meld our money habits? - Christian Science Monitor

How can my partner and I meld our money habits?
Brianna McGurran/Christian Science Monitor via NerdWallet/Associated Press

11 December 2016

(“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college.)

This week’s question: “I’m pretty frugal, but my partner is a big spender. How can we get on the same page?”

Financial Resolutions for the New Year: 17 for '17 - Detroit Free Press

Financial Resolutions for the New Year: 17 for '17
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

29 December 2016


Nobody needs to tell us we're wasting our money. Really, we know if we tend to overspend, rack up fees or never pay off credit card bills.

So let's not make ridiculous New Year's Resolutions such as "I will stop wasting money." Sure you will; just like last year. The only way to get the job done in 2017 is to take very specific steps, even if necessary baby steps, to tackle your challenges.

Get Financially Fit in 2017 - KABB-TV (FOX/San Antonio)

Getting Financially Fit in 2017
KABB-TV (FOX/San Antonio, TX)

23 December 2016

San Antonio — Many people are beginning to make those New Year's resolutions. Some will try and get to the gym, others will spend less time on their cell phones, but many of us will try and take better care of our personal finances. Gladys Coward, with GreenPath Financial Wellness, was on "Fox News Midday" to talk about how you can become financially fit in 2017.
 

Why savers marrying spenders can be a good thing - USA Today

Why savers marrying spenders can be a good thing
George Rowand/USA TODAY

8 December 2016

All the world loves a saver, it seems, and most want to marry one. While opposites attract in the world of magnets, a recent study says that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to couples saving and spending money. People who save money rather than spend it are the most attractive marital candidates to fellow savers and to women who consider themselves spenders, according to the survey by TD Ameritrade of 2,100 Americans. But only 39% of spender men want to marry saver women.

Ask Brianna: How Can My Partner and I Meld Our Money Habits? - ABC News via NerdWallet

Ask Brianna: How Can My Partner and I Meld Our Money Habits?
Brianna McGurran/ABC News (online) via Associated Press & NerdWallet

6 December 2016

Q: I'm pretty frugal, but my partner is a big spender. How can we get on the same page?

A: I hear you. I'm frugal, too, sometimes annoyingly so: Nothing gives me more satisfaction than getting a week's worth of leftovers from an enormous slow-cooker meal. But my partner is more spontaneous, and I remember feeling a flutter of anxiety early in our relationship when we went out to dinner twice in a single week. Who was I becoming?

Grant Provides Veterans Financial Health Initiative - Hood County (Texas) News

Grant provides veterans financial health initiative
Hood County News (Granbury, TX)

26 November 2016

Recently I was contacted by Kerry Robinson, of GreenPath Financial Wellness regarding a grant they received from Texas Veterans Commission for the purpose of offering free financial services for military, veterans and their families in the State of Texas.
 

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