Sobreviva las Festividades (Surviving the Holidays) - The San Fernando (CA) Valley Sun

Sobreviva las Festividades (Surviving the Holidays)
Por Alex Garcia/El Sol del Valle de San Fernando (The San Fernando (CA) Valley Sun

25 November 2015
(Editor's note: The story below is based on a recent news release on preparing for the holiday season, watching for sales, don't overspend or over-buy...)
Es ese tiempo del año – el tradicional Día de Acción de Gracias – una celebración para “Dar Gracias” rodeado de familiares y amigos. Es un momento para reflexionar y contar nuestras bendiciones con una abundancia de comida alrededor de un pavo como parte central de un gran festín.

9 Thnkgs You Need To Know About Credit Counseling - SelfLender

9 Things You Need to Know about Credit Counseling
John Eagen/

10 October 2015

Swimming in a sea of debt? Before you wind up with your head barely above water, you might want to reach for a life preserver. In a lot of cases, that life preserver is credit counseling. Seeking help from a nonprofit credit-counseling agency “can be a very smart move,” says credit expert Gerri Detweiler, author of “Reduce Debt, Reduce Stress.”

Cyber Monday popular, but be wary of impulse buying - Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

Cyber Monday popular, but be wary of impulse buying
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

30 November 2015

Cyber Monday — Nov. 30 — has surpassed the week prior to Christmas and the week prior to Thanksgiving “to take the No. 2 position for most popular days for holiday shopping,” a survey says. “When looking at the way consumers research and spend this holiday season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearing parity in terms of consumer participation.

5 Warning Signs You May Be on A Compulsive Shopping Binge - Detroit Free Press

5 warning signs you may be on a compulsive shopping binge
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

19 November 2015

You don't need to have a "shopping addiction" to overspend during the "All-I-Want-for-Christmas-Is-More" season. The buy more-save more triggers are everywhere. But if you want to hold on to some cash, it can help to consider if you're about to get trapped into a compulsive shopping binge.

The Truth and Lies About Debt Consolidation - WQAD-TV (Moline, IL)

The Truth and Lies About Debt Consolidation
WQAD-TV (Moline, Illinois)

17 November 2015

Whether it's credit cards, medical bills, or financial problems after a divorce, debt is a real problem for American households. The average U.S. household carries $16,000 in credit card debt. Those ads from debt consolidation companies make it sound easy to eliminate your debt and get back in good financial health. But the reality is, without doing your homework, they could actually get you in even more money trouble.

Putting Christmas on Credit Could Cost You - WSMH-TV/FOX - Flint/Saginaw, MI

Putting Christmas on Credit Could Cost You
Jennifer Profitt/WSMH-TV

10 November 2015

Your credit card’s interest plan might sound like a money-saver: 0 percent interest seems like a great deal. However, sometimes, that deal isn’t so sweet, and you could be forced to pay hundreds of dollars more than expected.

Surviving Student Loans - KABB-TV/FOX San Antonio

Surviving Student Loans
KABB-TV/FOX - San Antonio

6 November 2015

SAN ANTONIO -- Student loans are a necessity for many who are trying to obtain a degree. But the thought of paying back the thousands of dollars most have to borrow can be scary.

The folks at GreenPath Financial Wellness say there are some simple solutions and smart strategies to follow that can help you attack the dreaded debt an enjoy your post-grad years.

5 Ways to Get Your Credit on Track before the Holidays - FOX 2/Detroit

Five Ways To Get Your Credit On Track, Pre-Holiday

19 October 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - As we turn the calendar page to August, it's hard to believe that more than half of 2015 has gone by. If you made a New Year's resolution to clean up your finances, have you saved as much as you wanted? Have you paid down any debt or has your debt actually increased? The halfway point in the year is a good time to check in and see how you are doing.

Choose a Rewards Card Carefully - WSMH-TV (Flint/Saginaw)

Choose a Rewards Card Carefully
Jennifer Proffit - WSMH-TV (Flint/Saginaw)

23 August 2015

You have nearly endless options when it comes to credit cards, and that competition often works in your favor as companies add on perks and rewards. Used wisely, they can be a great financial tool, especially if you choose a card with valuable rewards.

GreenPath Offers Free Financial Coaching for Texas Veterans - KAAB/FOX 29 - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

2 October 2015

SAN ANTONIO – A non-profit consumer credit counseling agency has received a $150,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission to provide free financial coaching to Texas veterans and their families. GreenPath says they know veterans deal with a lot of changes when transitioning out of the military, and their counselors can help get them on track financially.