3 Ways Student Loan Counseling Can Put Money Back in Your Pocket

07/21/2016

3 Ways Student Loan Counseling Can Put Money Back in Your Pocket
By Nick Demeester
GreenPath Student Loan Manager

Many fresh college graduates and young professionals find themselves in low-paying jobs when they are starting out on their own. They struggle with their student loan debt, sometimes for years. That mountain of debt can feel insurmountable.  However, there is help out there to guide you in the right direction.  Consider talking to a student loan expert.

Top 5 Mistakes Millennials Make with Student Loans

06/22/2016

Student walking on campusTop 5 Mistakes Millennials Make with Student Loans
By Nick Demeester
GreenPath Student Loan Counseling Manager

If you are a recent graduate or young professional, you may have significant student loan debt. You might be overwhelmed with the idea of how much you owe and are struggling to make your payments. Like many other millennials, you may be strapped for cash and do not know how to make any progress.

Six Student Loan Forbearance and Deferment Options You Need to Know About

06/13/2016

Mark Munzenberger GreenPath Student Loan DirectorSix Student Loan Forbearance and Deferment Options You Need to Know About
By Mark Munzenberger
GreenPath Student Loan Director
Following up on my earlier post on 6 Student Loan Repayment Options, this week, we'll talk about student loan deferment and forebearance options. Every day, GreenPath assists people who are stressed out by student loan debt.  Many contact us because they are confused by their repayment and deferment options. In this post, let's review repayment programs and options.
 

Six Student Loan Repayment Options You Need to Know About

06/02/2016

Mark Munzenberger GreenPath Student Loan DirectorSix Student Loan Repayment Options You Need to Know About
By Mark Munzenberger

GreenPath Student Loan Director

According to a recent New York Federal Reserve report, US student loan debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion and continues to grow.  The average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year. Every day, GreenPath assists people who are stressed out by student loan debt.  Many contact us because they are confused by their repayment and deferment options. In this post, let's review repayment programs and options. (Watch this space for deferment options shortly!)

3 Reasons to Look into the Home Affordable Refinance Program before December 31, 2016

05/27/2016

Piggy bank and a house on a see saw

Home Affordable Refinance Program Expires at the end of 2016
By Mark Munzenberger

GreenPath Housing Director

When you have little equity in your home, or owe as much or more on your mortgage than your home is worth, it can be difficult to find a lender willing to help you refinance. But for borrowers who have remained current on their mortgages, and have loans owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, there is hope. It’s called the Home Affordable Refinance Program or HARP.

"You Are Beyond Awesome!" - Guest Blog - GreenPath Client of the Year

05/11/2016

Katie Atkinson 2016 GreenPath Client of the YearYou Are Beyond Awesome!
By Katie Atkinson

2016 GreenPath Client of the Year

Upon completing my five year journey with GreenPath, I sent on an email, thanking them for all their support. I wrote: I am crying tears of joy right now, due to my five-year journey with GreenPath.

 

Financial Tips by Age Group – Decade by Decade

05/04/2016

Katie Bossler GreenPath personal finance counselorBy Katie Bossler
GreenPath personal finance counselor

Detroit, MI

There are two “golden rules” in personal finance that apply, regardless of how old you are: 1) live within your means, and 2) look forward to the future and save for it.

These are two very simple concepts, but very powerful.  If actually applied to your everyday life, they can mean the difference between being constantly stressed about your finances, and feeling secure and in control.  Below are some more specific suggestions by decade.
 

Take Your Kids to Work Day at GreenPath!

04/28/2016

Father with daughter at office deskTake Your Kids to Work Day at GreenPath!
By Kate, Landon, Steven and Jessie

GreenPath "Take Your Kids to Work Day" Reporters

We had a great time at our Third "Take Your Kids to Work Day" program at GreenPath. We had 20 kids at our headquarters and five kids joined us remotely from across the country. They did hands-on projects, interviewed staff, helped out in different activities, and even tried their hand in our "Fun Zone."

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