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GreenPath Financial Wellness to Offer Free Personal Finance Programs During Money Smart Week

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – April 16, 2013) While the economy is on the mend in many parts of the country, saving money continues to play an important role in our lives. People are committing to strategies such as following a budget, building a rainy day emergency fund or simply looking for creative ways to stretch their paycheck.

As part of Money Smart Week, April 20-27, GreenPath Financial Wellness is offering several free webinars and in-person workshops to help individuals manage their credit score, learn to avoid money mistakes, and gain other personal finance skills.

FREE ONLINE WEBINARS

GreenPath University, GreenPath’s online home for financial education, is offering three free personal finance webinars during Money Smart Week. These one-hour sessions also include time for questions and answers.

Monday, April 22 – Noon, EDT - What's On Your Credit Report?
Reviewing your credit report is an essential step to financial success. We will discuss ways to track your credit report for free, understanding what is on your report, correcting inaccuracies and ways to prevent fraud. This is a course you don’t want to miss!

Wednesday, April 24 – noon, EDT - Tips for Selecting and Financing Your Next Vehicle
There are so many choices these days when you are in the market for a new car. In this webinar, we will discuss how to determine whether you should buy new, buy used or lease. We will also break down different financing options and help you choose one that will fit within your budget.

Friday, April 26 -  noon, EDT - Unlocking the Secret to Your Credit Score
We have seen credit score numbers before: 720, 680, 550, but what do they mean? This course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of what makes up your credit score and what you can do to improve it.

To sign up for a webinar, log on to www.greenpath.org/university and follow the links to free webinar classes.

FREE PERSONAL FINANCE WORKSHOPS

GreenPath will offer two evening workshops at its corporate headquarters building at 36500 Corporate Drive (12 Mile, east of Halsted) in Farmington Hills. Call (248) 553-5400 to register.

Tuesday, April 23 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm – 12 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make
We have all made money mistakes in the past. Join GreenPath to learn some big mistakes to avoid when it comes to your finances.
In this free seminar, you will learn about the price you pay (literally!) for neglecting your credit score, common mistakes in paying down credit card debt, and the negative repercussions of borrowing from your 401k or other retirement accounts.

Thursday, April 25 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm –Unlocking the Secret To Your Credit Report and Score
Your credit score has a large influence over your personal finances, from being able to get a loan to securing a reasonable interest rate.
In this free seminar, you will learn about the information on your credit report, how your credit report and score affect your financial future and quick tips to building a favorable credit score.

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GreenPath Financial Wellness is a nationwide, non-profit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing debt and bankruptcy concerns. Their customized services and attainable solutions have been helping people achieve their financial goals since 1961. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, GreenPath operates more than 55 branch offices in Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Vermont, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona and Wyoming. GreenPath also delivers licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information, visit www.greenpath.org.