7 Times When To Put Yourself in Credit Card Timeout - CreditCards.com

7 Times When To Put Yourself in Credit Card Timeout
Dawn Papandrea/CreditCards.com
(and NASDAQ website)
15 January 2015

Credit card debt doesn't take long to spiral out of control (thanks a lot, compound interest!), and that's under normal circumstances. When you add financial milestones and other life situations to the mix, there are periods when it makes sense to give plastic a timeout.
 

Blog - The Car Buying Proccess in Seven Steps - BBB Auto Resource Center

By Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications Manager

(From the BBB Auto Resource Center)
9 January 2015

 

The Wall Street Journal recently had an article on car loans stating that "more than 2.6% of car-loan borrowers who took out loans in the first quarter of 2014 had missed at least one monthly payment." Furthermore, the article shared an example where an individual traded in an older vehicle for a newer one, and, saddled with a 20.4% interest rate on the car loan, defaulted on her $385-a-month payment and the car was repossessed.
 

5 signs your teen is ready to handle credit - MoneyRates.com

5 signs your teen is ready to handle credit
Dan Rafter/MoneyRates.com

5 January 2015

How can you know when your teen is ready for a first credit card? Financial experts say that there is no one age at which teens can handle that first piece of plastic. Some teens are ready to manage credit at 16 while others won't be ready at 19.

Op/Ed Page: How to chip away at the student debt crisis - GreenPath CEO Jane McNamara - Detroit Free Press

Op/Ed Page: How to chip away at the student debt crisis
Jane McNamara, Detroit Free Press

4 January 2015

Some financial analysts suggest that the student-debt bubble will rival the real estate bubble that famously popped in 2007 and 2008. Student-loan debt exceeds $1.2 trillion, more than all other forms of consumer loans except mortgages. It's an issue that needs the attention of government and universities alike. But there is an immediate option for students, recent graduates and parents.
 

Is 2015 the Year to Tackle Your Debt? 10 Tips to find Free or Low-Cost Help - Money Talks News

Is 2015 the Year to Tackle Your Debt? 10 Tips to find Free or Low-Cost Help
Stacey Johnson/MoneyTalks News

2 January 2015

Looking for help with debt? You are not alone. Nearly a fifth of Americans with debt told pollsters recently that they expect to die in debt. Although most Americans don’t carry a balance on credit cards, about 38 percent of us do. Those carrying a balance in 2013 owed a median (half owed more, half less) of $2,300, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances.
 

Good Debt, Bad Debt: It's Mostly Bad For You - Investor's Business Daily

Good Debt, Bad Debt: It's Mostly Bad For You
Lawrence Carrel/Investor's Business Daily

2 January 2015

While many signs show the economy to be growing, there is enough conflicting evidence to leave Americans uncertain about what 2015 will bring for their financial plans. Given the state of the economy, it's prudent to reduce borrowing to as close to zero as possible.
 

Free financial literacy workshops offered - Greater Milwaukee Today

Free financial literacy workshops offered
Greater Milwaukee Today (suburban newspaper group)

30 December 2014

PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has partnered with GreenPath Inc. to provide free financial literacy workshops through March. The “Steps to Financial Freedom” workshops will be delivered across the three-county service area.
 

Facing Down Fraud and Data Breaches: What You Need to Know - Wise Piggy

Facing Down Fraud and Data Breaches: What You Need to Know
Dawn Papandrea/Wise Piggy (also in Motley Fool, FoxBusiness.com, NASDAQ news site)

28 December 2014

From Target to Home Depot, data breaches make the news on a regular basis. So, what happens if you used your credit card to buy something from a retailer that later announces a data breach? Don't panic. "The key here is to really watch your statements," says Katie Moore, Detroit-based financial counselor at GreenPath Debt Solutions.
 

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