Behind on your mortgage? Protect yourself from mortgage relief scams.

02/06/2018

Sometimes, unplanned events - a sudden job loss or medical expenses, for example – can impact your ability to pay the mortgage. It happens to many of us. Unfortunately, it can also leave us vulnerable to scams when looking for mortgage assistance. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself:

First, The Homeowner’s Guide to Success explains what to expect when you are late on your mortgage payments and what choices you may have. Co-created by several government agencies and bureaus, the guide also provides contact information for housing experts, such as those at GreenPath, who are trained to advise consumers on their options.

 

 

Homeowners Guide to Success

01/29/2018

If you are a homeowner and are struggling financially, check out this guide!  Not only does it suggest the steps to take if you are having a hard time making your mortgage payment, but it also offers resources to help you avoid foreclosure.  

The guide was recently put out by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a public-private partnership between federal agencies and industry partners.  

 

Three Automatic Ways to Create Healthy Financial Habits

01/03/2018

It can be tough to stick to healthy financial habits, especially the ones that relate to long-term goals.  The great news is that we can make some relatively small changes that "nudge" us along in the direction of financial wellness.  

In behavioral economics, the study of how people make choices, small changes that alter our default behavior are called "default nudges." Automation enables us to enforce our intentions and priorities, and creates a barrier for spending decisions that fall outside those priorities.  

It's Great to Work Here!

12/07/2017

It's Great to Work Here!

At GreenPath, we actively strive to create a vibrant culture where people love what they do, and are encouraged to take initiative, develop their skills and interests and embark on their own wellness journey. 

Car Ownership vs. Ridesharing

11/02/2017

Car Ownership vs. Ridesharing

Car Ownership vs. Ridesharing Transportation accounts for 17% of an average American’s spending. This is inconsistent with what financial counselors typically recommend, which is to limit transportation costs to 15% of one’s income, max. And it’s only getting worse: in 2016 the average monthly payment on a new car surpassed $500 per month for the first time in history. Additionally, the average length of a car loan was recorded at 68 months—the longest ever reported. It makes sense to look at your transportation options when planning for financial wellness.

Learn about buying a home in metro Detroit at this free Oct. 21 event

10/07/2017

Want to buy a house in or near Detroit, but don’t know where to start? Come to the free event on October 21 and learn all you need to know to make your homeownership dreams a reality!

You’ll get free advice and education, and talk with home advisors, lenders, realtors, financial education organizations and other vendors.

Interested?  Click here to learn more.  Click here to register for the event.

GreenPath Financial Wellness Named One of the Best Places to Work for Recent College Grads

09/22/2017

GreenPath Financial Wellness Named One of the Best Places to Work for Recent College Grads

 One of our goals here at GreenPath Financial Wellness is to attract top-level people to join our team. We are building a culture of empathetic, caring people who strive to do whatever they can   to help our clients. Our culture is key to attracting great people and attracting great people is key  to building our culture. 

 

What to do about the Equifax data breach

09/13/2017

What to do about the Equifax data breach

On September 7, Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced it had suffered a major data breach sometime in late spring or early summer of this year. Approximately 143 million consumers could be impacted by the breach, as hackers were able to tap into personal information such as names, birthdates, social security numbers, credit card numbers and driver’s license numbers.

Beware of Scams!

04/03/2017

Tax form and computer keyboardBeware of Scams!

By Leo Hopper, Information Security Manager
April 4, 2017

It’s tax season and this is the time of year that IRS scams and fraudulent tax filings are on the rise.  Here are some suggestions to avoid becoming a victim.

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