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What Happens When You Stop Paying Your Student Loans - U.S. News & World Report

 What Happens When You Stop Paying Your Student Loans

Featuring Chelsee Spencer
9 July 2018

 

In a perfect world, you'd have no student loan debt. And, if you did, you wouldn't have taken on more debt than you could handle. Or you wouldn't be facing financial setbacks that are making repayment of those loans a daunting task. 

But the fact remains that, in 2017, the average student loan balance sat at $34,144 – a record high for the nation. And, on average, more than 3,000 people default on their federal loans every day, according to government data.

Click here to continue to U.S. News & World Report to read the entire article.

9 things to know about your credit score and how it's calculated

 9 things to know about your credit score and how it's calculated

Featuring Kristen Holt, CEO
5 July 2018

 

More and more Americans are checking their credit and understand how the scoring system works.

The percentage of consumers who have obtained at least one credit score over the past four years has risen to 57 percent in 2018, up from 49 percent four years ago, according to a survey released in June by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore Solutions.

The survey also shows that people who get their score know much more about how the system works than those who do not.

Click here to continue to USA Today.

Financial worries: Why waiting to file bankruptcy can be so damaging

 Financial worries: Why waiting to file bankruptcy can be so damaging

Featuring Kristen Holt, CEO
21 June 2018

Filing for bankruptcy is often seen as an admission of personal and financial failure. Many people try hard to avoid it, but they end up paying the price for waiting.

The longer people wait to file bankruptcy, the more they struggle, according to a 2018 law review study. By the time they declare bankruptcy, their well-being and financial life are damaged, undermining the fresh start the legal tool offers them.

Here’s why waiting to file bankruptcy can be so damaging — and when you should consider filing.

Click here to continue to USA Today.

 


News Releases

GreenPath Financial Wellness and Homeownership Preservation Foundation Join Forces to Expand Services to Homebuyers, Homeowners

Farmington Hills, Mich., (June 8, 2018) An affiliation between GreenPath Financial Wellness and the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) is increasing access to support and guidance for people seeking to buy and keep their homes. The affiliation between the two organizations provides added efficiencies, reach and capacity to guide people to sustainable homeownership.

By sharing services and resources, GreenPath and HPF are using their human-centered focus and deep expertise in housing, consumer debt, and financial health to support millions of consumers in achieving their own version of the American dream. The affiliation has built on the outstanding legacy of HPF’s 995-HOPE Hotline, which has responded to over nine million calls from consumers needing guidance to save their homes from foreclosure.

GreenPath Financial Wellness acquires Rural Dynamics, Inc. in expansion of credit counseling services

Farmington Hills, MI - May 1, 2018 – GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit credit counseling and financial health organization, has acquired Rural Dynamics, Inc. (RDI), a nonprofit credit counseling and financial advocacy organization based in Montana and Idaho.

This is the fourth addition to the GreenPath organization in the last 12 months. It’s part of a long-term growth strategy to support their mission to remix the American Dream so it works for everyone. GreenPath uses human-centered principles to guide people to make healthy financial choices that support their goals.


 

2016 GreenPath Annual Report

In 2016, GreenPath widened our focus to support financial wellness more broadly.  We will always be there for people who need a guide in times of crisis.  And we are expanding our services to support financial health in a variety of proactive ways, too.  Check out our 2016 annual report to learn about our impact, partnerships, finanicals, and the road ahead.

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