11 February 2016
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.
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 Financial Wellness was in on "Fox News Midday" to explain how to save money when using an ATM.
Reporter-Herald (Loveland, CO)
10 January 2016
Sara Dale Gilbert of Loveland, community engagement liaison at GreenPath Financial Wellness, has been appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, which consults with the assistant attorney general concerning the attorney general's powers under the consumer credit code.
7 Ways to Save Money for an Emergency Fund
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 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.
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 Financial Wellness.
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
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.