Why savers marrying spenders can be a good thing - USA Today

Why savers marrying spenders can be a good thing
George Rowand/USA TODAY

8 December 2016

All the world loves a saver, it seems, and most want to marry one. While opposites attract in the world of magnets, a recent study says that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to couples saving and spending money. People who save money rather than spend it are the most attractive marital candidates to fellow savers and to women who consider themselves spenders, according to the survey by TD Ameritrade of 2,100 Americans. But only 39% of spender men want to marry saver women.

Ask Brianna: How Can My Partner and I Meld Our Money Habits? - ABC News via NerdWallet

Ask Brianna: How Can My Partner and I Meld Our Money Habits?
Brianna McGurran/ABC News (online) via Associated Press & NerdWallet

6 December 2016

Q: I'm pretty frugal, but my partner is a big spender. How can we get on the same page?

A: I hear you. I'm frugal, too, sometimes annoyingly so: Nothing gives me more satisfaction than getting a week's worth of leftovers from an enormous slow-cooker meal. But my partner is more spontaneous, and I remember feeling a flutter of anxiety early in our relationship when we went out to dinner twice in a single week. Who was I becoming?

Grant Provides Veterans Financial Health Initiative - Hood County (Texas) News

Grant provides veterans financial health initiative
Hood County News (Granbury, TX)

26 November 2016

Recently I was contacted by Kerry Robinson, of GreenPath Financial Wellness regarding a grant they received from Texas Veterans Commission for the purpose of offering free financial services for military, veterans and their families in the State of Texas.
 

Why You Shouldn't Empty Your 401(k) to Pay off Credit Card Debt - MONEY Magazine

Why You Shouldn't Empty Your 401(k) to Pay off Credit Card Debt
Martha White/MONEY Magazine

28 November 2016

Q: I have about $9,000 in credit card debt and a little less than that in retirement savings. I plan on working for at least 30 more years. Should I use my retirement money to pay off my credit card debt so I am financially stable enough to purchase a home?

Credit Steps to Take after the Death of a Spouse or Partner - Equifax Experts blog

Credit Steps to Take after the Death of a Spouse or Partner
Equifax Experts

17 November 2016

The period following the loss of a spouse or partner is an overwhelming time that carries with it many difficult decisions and issues to deal with. Getting a copy of your loved one’s credit report may not be one of the first things you’re thinking about, but doing so may help thwart identity theft and alert you of any financial responsibilities and commitments you may not have been aware of.
 

Don't Get Bit By Zombie Debt this Halloween - CBS/Detroit

Don’t Get Bit By Zombie Debt This Halloween
Murray Feldman/CBS Detroit

31 October 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – While there will be plenty of witches and ghouls around this Halloween, one thing you will want to steer clear of is zombie debt. Yes, zombie debt. It’s not owing money to a cast member of “The Walking Dead.” It is a real thing and GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide, non-profit credit counseling and education group, wants you to know the signs, so you will be prepared!
 

Research leads Pitt Ohio to create emergency savings fund for drivers, employees - Commercial Carrier Journal

Research leads Pitt Ohio to create emergency savings fund for drivers, employees
Aaron Huff/Commercial Carrier Journal

10 November 2016

The company decided to start a financial efficacy program that includes emergency savings accounts for employees. As part of the program, Pitt Ohio contracted with a national financial consulting firm, GreenPath, to give employees — and their significant others — free and confidential financial advice.

Why Millennials Won’t Refinance Student Loans - GoodCall (Higher Education Blog)

Why Millennials Won’t Refinance Student Loans
Terri Williams/Good Call

19 September 2016

Conversation about higher education invariably turns toward student loans, since it appears that the two go hand in hand. Among the 42 million people who have $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, Consumer Reports advises students against dropping out of college since they will have an even more difficult time repaying their debt if they don’t have a degree.

Credit Counseling for New Grads - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit Counseling for New Grads
Samantha Allen/Atlanta Journal Constitution via Nerdwallet Advisor Voices

31 October 2016

We talked with Lauren Matovina and Raymond Sullivan, certified credit counselors with GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nonprofit credit counseling agency and member of NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor team, about how credit counseling can help new grads who are getting started on their own.

What can you do when zombie debt rears its head? - Credit Karma

What can you do when zombie debt rears its head?
Louis Denicola/Credit Karma

31 October 2016

Imagine you're home alone on a chilly fall night. Suddenly, the phone rings. You pick it up, and a voice on the other end of the line asks for you by name -- and then asks for your money. Zombie debt reaching toward your pocket can be scarier than the haunted house down the block. But what exactly is a zombie debt... and how can you deal with it?

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