Need to Slash Student Debt? Watch out for Rip-offs - USA Today

Need to slash student debt? Watch out for rip-offs
Susan Tompor/USA Today (via Detroit Free Press)

7 February 2016

Who would have thought you could run into a land mine of rip-offs just trying to find a way to slash a few bucks off your student loan payment each month? Borrower beware.

Play it Safe with Zero Percent on Purchases - Credit Card Forum

Play it safe with 0 percent on purchases
Kristin McGrath/CreditCardForum

5 February 2016
A card with an introductory 0 percent APR on purchases can seem like an answer to your cash-strapped prayers. envelope advertising 0%.  Yet before you apply, you’ll need to figure out if you’re the type of person who can use one of these deals safely, or if you’ll incur massive financial damage.

Watch out for those ATM Fees - KABB-TV/FOX (San Antonio)

Keep ATM Fees in Check
KABB-TV/FOX (San Antonio)

29 January 2016

San Antonio — Recently, it was reported that consumers were charged more than $6 billion in ATM and overdraft fees in 2015.

GreenPath Debt Solutions was in on "Fox News Midday" to explain how to save money when using an ATM.

7 Ways to Save Money for an Emergency Fund - Investopedia

7 Ways to Save Money for an Emergency Fund
Terri Williams/Investopedia

7 Janury 2016

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and some of them can really put a dent in your budget. Emergency situations, such as repairing a car, replacing an appliance, paying a large health insurance deductible, or taking an unexpected trip, can deplete your savings or cause you to make unwise decisions that may cripple your financial future.

Debt Management in 2016 - WNHR-FM/NPR (Concord, New Hampshire)

Debt Management in the New Year
The Exchange - Laura Knoy, NHPR

4 January 2016

Many Americans in the new year are resolving to become better budgeters, to spend less, and to pay down their debt. But while a consumer-driven culture has certainly contributed to overspending and increasing debt for many the economy and sluggish wage growth in recent years has also made it harder to be as thrifty as our frugal ancestors might have hoped.

Sticking with Your 2016 Financial Resolutions - WSMH-TV/FOX (Flint, MI)

Sticking with Your 2016 Financial Resolutions
Jennifer Profitt/WSMH-TV/FOX (Flint, MI)

January 4, 2016

We all know the drill; New Year, new you, you make a resolution and then you forget about it a week later. However, it doesn’t need to be that way, especially if your resolution is financial in nature. “If you want to make a financial resolution, really number one, identify your goals,” said Midea Porterfield, Financial Counselor with GreenPath Debt Solutions.

Paying Back Holiday Debt - WSMH-TV/FOX (Flint, MI)

Paying Back Holiday Debt
Jennifer Profitt/WSMH-TV/FOX (Flint, MI)

24 December 2015

You might be doing some last minute gift-wrapping tonight and maybe the cost of all those gifts is finally hitting you. If you’re looking at some holiday debt, you’ll want to think about your re-payment plan.

Resolutions 2016: Get the Financial Help You Need to Kick Your Debt in the Butt - Money Talks News

Resolutions 2016: Get the Financial Help You Need to Kick Your Debt in the Butt
Marilyn Lewis/Money Talks News

31 December 2015

All financial counselors are not created equal. Here’s how to avoid scoundrels and find people who will really help you conquer your debts. Perhaps you’ve decided this is the year when you are going to turn your debt picture around. Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson suggests that to make good on that resolution, you may benefit from expert help.

Underwater on your Mortgage? This program could help - Detroit Free Press

Underwater on your mortgage? This program could help
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

21 December 2015

What would stop someone from making a move and filling out forms to save an extra $100 or $200 a month on a mortgage payment? Especially if that person lived in a hard-hit housing market and could qualify for a limited refinancing deal that arose out of the housing collapse?