Sharing Money Lessons with Your Kids During Back-to-School Shopping

Easy lessons on budgeting and comparison shopping can help gain a better understanding  of personal finance

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – August 21, 2013) - As many families undertake back-to-school shopping in the coming weeks, GreenPath Financial Wellness reminds parents that it is the opportune time to share some personal finance lessons with their kids.

Back-to-School Savings Start Before You Leave the House

GreenPath Financial Wellness shares nine money-saving shopping tips to keep more money in your wallet

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – August 19, 2013) As many families will venture out over the next few weeks to start or continue back-to-school shopping, GreenPath Financial Wellness reminds shoppers that with some quick planning, you can keep more money in your wallet before and after checkout.

 

GreenPath Reminds Detroit Pensioners and Retirees to Plan Ahead

Priority list includes building a budget and talking about finances 

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – July 23, 2013) – As Detroit continues its Chapter 9 bankruptcy process, retired City of Detroit pensioners are still learning about the fate of their monthly pension payments. GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide, non-profit credit counseling and education organization, with offices across the United States, reminds retired city employees with pensions, and all retirees, that they need to have a plan in place, in case their monthly income is reduced.

GreenPath Financial Wellness Talks About Credit Scores and Credit Reports

Two July online webinars will help answer questions around these important personal finance topics

 (FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – July 22, 2013) - Credit reports and credit scores – everyone has them. Yet, many people don’t know why they’re important, how to improve them or even how to find them online.  GreenPath Financial Wellness will help shed some light on credit reports and credit scores in two special upcoming free GreenPath Webinar Wednesday programs at noon EST on 7/24 and 7/31.

Which Personal Finance Fireworks will You See this July 4 Holiday?

GreenPath Financial Wellness warns against budget smoke bombs and slow-saving sparklers

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – June 26, 2013)  GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide, non-profit credit counseling and education organization, has listed some potentially dangerous personal finance fireworks that you might experience this upcoming Independence Day holiday.

GreenPath Financial Wellness Offers College Grads 10 Tips on Dealing with Student Loans

GreenPath clients face an average of $30,000 in student loan debt; up 13 percent over 2011

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – May 24, 2013) As colleges across the country take part in their 2013 spring graduation ceremonies, many graduates will soon be looking for their first job. At the same time, many graduates will be getting a first look at a hefty student loan bill.

 

Paying property taxes a concern?

GreenPath offers free non-profit help in Iowa and Illinois

(MOLINE, IL – May 12, 2013) - This is the time of year when property tax bills begin arriving in mailboxes throughout Rock Island County.  Recently, more local homeowners are finding themselves struggling to come up with the funds to address their property taxes.  Reduced income, unemployment, and rising prices for fuel and food, continue to take a toll on many Illinois homeowners.

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

Topics: 12 Money Mistakes to avoid in 2013; Improve your credit score and Protect Yourself against Identity Theft

(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.

Facing Foreclosure or Delinquency? 5 Federal Programs Worth Reviewing in 2013

GreenPath Financial Wellness provides list for troubled homeowners or exploring other options

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – April 11, 2013) As homeowners receive their annual property assessments and taxable valuations in the mail, many will see the continued drop in the value of their home. Despite recent reports of declining “underwater” homeowners in the fourth quarter of 2012, there are still many homeowners looking for help.

Zero Percent Versus Deferred Interest Credit Cards

GreenPath Financial Wellness helps explain the difference which could add up to savings

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – February 28, 2013) GreenPath Counselor David Flores recently was asked about zero percent interest credit cards, how they work and how they are different from “deferred” credit cards.

    “In any situation, a consumer must read all the fine print carefully and know specific information about the credit card terms,” said Flores.  “Before signing, you need to know length of the zero percent interest rate and what the interest rate will be after the introductory period.”

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