Financially Healthy in 2018 - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Start saving your money now!

Featuring Gladys Coward, Financial Wellness Expert
13 April 2018

Thinking about ways to save money each year? Gladys Coward, from GreenPath Financial Wellness, has some great ideas for you to start your savings plan. She says you can begin by eating out less and putting away some money every paycheck.

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Non-Profit Helps Consumers Lead Financially Healthy Lives - RewardExpert

Non-Profit Helps Consumers Lead Financially Healthy Lives

By Angela Rose 

 

Is credit card debt a source of embarrassment? If so, you’re not alone. According to one recent survey, 79 percent of respondents are more embarrassed by their credit card balance than by the products and services they’ve purchased with it. Nearly 26 percent said they spend above their means, and 31 percent would rather lose their right to vote in elections than have their credit card balance posted on social media for everyone to see.

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Getting a Jump Start on Tax Season - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Getting a Jump Start on Tax Season

Featuring Jorge Mata, GreenPath Quality Assurance Specialist 
2 February 2018

The end of January means tax season has begun. Don't start out 2018 on a bad financial note and avoid your taxes.

Jorge Mata, with GreenPath Financial Wellness, says there are some things you need to do before you file your taxes. 

Click here to continue to Fox 29 News San Antonio to watch the clip of Jorge providing tax tips and explaining why you should file sooner rather than later.

Financially Healthy in 2018 - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Featuring Gladys Coward, Financial Wellness Expert
2 March 2018

With tax season in the rear view mirror and warmer temperatures on the horizon, family leisure expenses, such as vacations and recreational activites, are going to start popping up in your monthly expenses. Spring Break, graduations, and summer vacations are not that far away.

Gladys Coward, financial wellness expert with GreenPath Financial Wellness, shows how to make sure you're using your money as effectively as possible to prepare for those fun expenses.

Click here to continue to Fox 29 News San Antonio to watch the clip that gives tips for spring cleaning your finances.

Six Strategies for Protecting the Credit of People with Disabilities - National Disability Institute Blog

Six Strategies for Protecting the Credit of People with Disabilities

by David Berenbaum, CEO, Home Preservation Foundation (a strategic affiliation of GreenPath Financial Wellness
4 January 2018

Recent credit bureau breaches and cyber hacks have raised awareness of information security and the vulnerability of our personal financial data. Major incidents like the Equifax data breach have shown us just how important it is to continually monitor our credit reports and be alert to potential identity theft.

It’s easy to find helpful tips and information for protecting your identity. A simple online search will yield hundreds of articles and websites. But people with disabilities may have some additional risks when it comes to securing their personal information.

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Awash In Debt: Many people struggle with debt during the holiday shopping season

When adding to your Christmas list, a local expert says consumers need to exercise the same sort of practice that Kris Kringle employs.

Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice, and so should consumers, said Katherine Jamieson, educator at the Macomb County office of the Michigan State University Extension Service in Clinton Township.

Her advice is just one word of caution for buyers who are ready to burn through cash and credit limits at stores and online.

Katie Bossler is expecting calls in January from people looking to manage the debt they’ve accumulated, either for holiday spending or from medical bills.

“Starting in January, it’s not uncommon to have in influx of calls from people facing credit card debt and figuring to pay it off that may have occurred during the holidays,” said Bossler, a financial wellness expert for GreenPath Financial Wellness in Farmington Hills, and a certified credit counselor.

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GreenPath Helps More Than 200,000 Americans Get Out Of Debt and Achieve Financial Wellness Each Year

GreenPath Helps More Than 200,000 Americans Get Out Of Debt and Achieve Financial Wellness Each Year 

Kristine Crane/badcredit.org

Michigan-based teachers Dawn and David Van Dyke were in a vicious cycle with credit cards. Their spending habits spiraled out of control to the point where they relied exclusively on credit cards for purchases, and when they maxed out one card, they would use another one — or even open a new line of credit — to pay it off

Read more about the Van Dyke's financial journey, the role GreenPath played, and how GreenPath can work with people, like the Van Dykes, to acheive their financial dreams.

CEO plans seismic change for financial counseling firm

CEO plans seismic change for financial counseling firm

FierceCEO - November 2, 2017

Kristen Holt got her first fiscal life lesson from her parents.

When she was 10 years old, they allowed her to start her first job - walking dogs.  But the condition was she save half of the money she earned.

"That really stayed with me," said Holt.  And it shows.  She is now CEO of a nonprofit financial counseling company.

GreenPath Financial Wellness counsels and offers programs for people to pay down debt.  In the position for just 18 months, Holt says it suits her to a tee given her skills as a Certified Public Accountant and her penchant for personal finance.

To learn more about Kristen Holt's plans for plans for change at GreenPath, click here.

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