How one woman got rid of $20,000 in credit card debt - Detroit Free Press

How one woman got rid of $20,000 in credit card debt
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

23 October 2014

Tanya LaPrad's story of dealing with about $20,000 in credit card debt has all the makings of CNBC show like "Til Debt Do Us Part" or a Suze Orman segment of "Can I Afford It?" where the answer is most definitely, "Denied." But LaPrad, 43, is willing to share bits and pieces of her drama because the Monroe mom eventually did find a way out.
 

Monroe woman named GreenPath Client of Year - The Monroe (MI) News

Monroe woman named GreenPath Client of Year
Paula Wethington/Monroe (MI) News

20 October 2014

The fact that Tanya LaPrad of Monroe paid off nearly $20,000 of debt in less than three years while working with GreenPath Debt Solutions was noteworthy enough for Ms. LaPrad to be considered for the agency’s client of the year award.  
 

Nonprofit offers free programs for first-time home buyers - The Oakland (MI) Press

Nonprofit offers free programs for first-time home buyers
Mike Scott/Oakland (MI) Press

16 October 2014

One of the largest Oakland County-based nonprofits is one of the nation’s leaders in helping homeowners and consumers with money and debt managing. With 50 branches around the country and 18 in the state of Michigan, GreenPath Debt Solutions helped more than 200,000 individuals with various types of financial consulting last year.

GreenPath credit-counseling organization hires 55 in Michigan - MetroMode

GreenPath credit-counseling organization hires 55 in Michigan
Jon Zemke/MetroMode (metro-Detroit business blog)

16 October 2014

GreenPath is expanding by opening up new credit-counseling offices across the U.S. The Farmington Hills-based non-profit has opened five offices over the last year, including new offices in Escanaba and Canton. It now has 60 offices across 12 states.

JPMorgan: Data breach affected 76 million households - The Record (northern New Jersey)

JPMorgan: Data breach affected 76 million households
The Record (northern New Jersey) via Bloomberg News

5 October 2014

Consumers may want to place a fraud alert on credit reports, according to tips from GreenPath, a Michigan not-for-profit credit counseling agency. Fraud alerts can help prevent an identity thief from opening any credit cards or taking out loans in your name.

 

Americans rein in debt, bankruptcies and foreclosures - Detroit Free Press

Americans rein in debt, bankruptcies and foreclosures
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

5 October 2014
 
Jane E. McNamara, president and CEO for GreenPath Inc., said the Farmington Hills-based credit counseling organization sees definite signs that the economic downturn is behind us. And now the name of the game for consumers is to re-group, clean up their credit and adjust to the new normal.
 

Why Many Still Can't Make Ends Meet - WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit

Money Monday: Why many still can't make ends meet
WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit

29 September 2014

The economy has been growing for years, however many people still can't make ends meet. It's a very interesting time for many consumers. The stock market has been climbing and unemployment rates have trended down but many people are struggling.

Money Fix: Beware of medical credit cards - Newsday (Long Island, NY)

Money Fix: Beware of medical credit cards
Sheryl Nance-Nash/Newsday (Long Island, New York)

22 September 2014

CareCredit, like other providers, had a deferred interest plan. These plans are touted for their no-interest promotional period. But if patients fail to pay off the entire balance by the time the grace period ends, they're charged interest retroactively. "I have seen balances on these cards rise by hundreds of dollars at the end of the promotion," says Kathryn Moore, a credit counselor with GreenPath Debt Solutions in Detroit.

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