What is Debt Consolidation? - Magnify Money

What is Debt Consolidation? 

Featuring Chris Dlugozima, GreenPath Education Specialist
9 May 2018

Dealing with multiple personal debts might feel a lot like playing whack-a-mole – different bills with different due dates, minimum balances and late fines and penalties. Just when you’ve sent in one payment, another bill pops up. It’s easy to see how people get behind when repaying multiple debts overwhelms them. Debt consolidation can help by essentially rolling all your debt payments, most often credit cards, into one with a single due date and an interest rate that is often lower than what you are currently paying.

Click here to continue to Magnify Money to read about how debt consolidation works, the types of debt that can be consolidated, and more.

Effective debt management: How to increase savings and get rid of that debt load - USA Today

Effective debt management: How to increase savings and get rid of that debt load 

Featuring Kristen Holt, GreenPath President & CEO
2 May 2018

Debt is high and savings are low. 

Indeed, total household debt rose to an all-time high of $13.15 trillion at year-end 2017, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data.

And, as of year-end 2017, some 4.6% of outstanding debt was in some stage of delinquency. Of the $619 billion of debt that is delinquent, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that $406 billion is seriously delinquent - at least 90 days late or "severely derogatory."

Click here to continue to USA Today to read ways to drop debt and bolster savings.

Preparing for Summer Childcare - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Preparing for Summer Childcare

Featuring Gladys Coward, Financial Wellness Expert
27 April 2018

The school year is set to wrap up in about a month with kids out of class for the summer. With the summer comes the pressure of securing all day child care for working parents, which can be very costly.


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Financially Healthy in 2018 - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Start saving your money now!

Featuring Gladys Coward, Financial Wellness Expert
13 April 2018

Thinking about ways to save money each year? Gladys Coward, from GreenPath Financial Wellness, has some great ideas for you to start your savings plan. She says you can begin by eating out less and putting away some money every paycheck.

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Non-Profit Helps Consumers Lead Financially Healthy Lives - RewardExpert

Non-Profit Helps Consumers Lead Financially Healthy Lives

By Angela Rose 

 

Is credit card debt a source of embarrassment? If so, you’re not alone. According to one recent survey, 79 percent of respondents are more embarrassed by their credit card balance than by the products and services they’ve purchased with it. Nearly 26 percent said they spend above their means, and 31 percent would rather lose their right to vote in elections than have their credit card balance posted on social media for everyone to see.

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Getting a Jump Start on Tax Season - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Getting a Jump Start on Tax Season

Featuring Jorge Mata, GreenPath Quality Assurance Specialist 
2 February 2018

The end of January means tax season has begun. Don't start out 2018 on a bad financial note and avoid your taxes.

Jorge Mata, with GreenPath Financial Wellness, says there are some things you need to do before you file your taxes. 

Click here to continue to Fox 29 News San Antonio to watch the clip of Jorge providing tax tips and explaining why you should file sooner rather than later.

Financially Healthy in 2018 - Fox News 29 San Antonio

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Featuring Gladys Coward, Financial Wellness Expert
2 March 2018

With tax season in the rear view mirror and warmer temperatures on the horizon, family leisure expenses, such as vacations and recreational activites, are going to start popping up in your monthly expenses. Spring Break, graduations, and summer vacations are not that far away.

Gladys Coward, financial wellness expert with GreenPath Financial Wellness, shows how to make sure you're using your money as effectively as possible to prepare for those fun expenses.

Click here to continue to Fox 29 News San Antonio to watch the clip that gives tips for spring cleaning your finances.

Six Strategies for Protecting the Credit of People with Disabilities - National Disability Institute Blog

Six Strategies for Protecting the Credit of People with Disabilities

by David Berenbaum, CEO, Home Preservation Foundation (a strategic affiliation of GreenPath Financial Wellness
4 January 2018

Recent credit bureau breaches and cyber hacks have raised awareness of information security and the vulnerability of our personal financial data. Major incidents like the Equifax data breach have shown us just how important it is to continually monitor our credit reports and be alert to potential identity theft.

It’s easy to find helpful tips and information for protecting your identity. A simple online search will yield hundreds of articles and websites. But people with disabilities may have some additional risks when it comes to securing their personal information.

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