Mothers are Financial Leaders

05/11/2018

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women who brought us into the world. While this yearly tradition is known for its cozy brunches and thoughtful gifts, we often don’t take the time to take a step back and appreciate everything that mother’s do. 

At GreenPath, this Mother’s Day we are celebrating the role mothers  play  in the financial lives of their families. Here are some ways that we see mothers as financial leaders.

Financial Literacy for Kids

04/26/2018

As part of our Financial Literacy Month blog series, and in celebration of Take Your Child to Work Day, we’re talking about ways to educate children about finances. Remember, it’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the rest of your child’s life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of your child’s life. Educating your children about financial wellness, will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.

 

Top Five Student Debt Myths: Busted!

04/24/2018

According to recent statistics regarding student debt in our country, Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, which is spread out among nearly 44 million borrowers. Furthermore, the average amount of student loan debt for a graduate of the Class of 2016 was approximately $37,172, up six percent from the previous year. (Sources via: WSJ, and federalreserve.org)

Financial Industry Partner Summit - Sneak Peek

04/04/2018

On April 12, GreenPath will host a Financial Industry Partner Summit. GreenPath partners will visit our global headquarters to learn more about the bigger picture of financial wellness, while getting a taste for some new methods of problem solving that we are utilizing in our work.

This year, Chinmay Aradhye (Principal Behavioral Scientist & UX Researcher) and Emory Nelms (Senior Researcher) will provide the keynote experience. We sat down with Chinmay and Emory to get some background on the event and provide a sneak peek.

Our Favorite Financial Life Hacks for Saving

04/04/2018

The journey to financial wellness is one filled with all sorts of new discoveries. Once you commit to turning your financial life around, you’ll discover more about yourself, such as your true needs and wants.

You’ll also figure out some interesting and simple cost-saving strategies—or life hacks—that you can carry with you for life. We’ve learned a lot of tips over the years through talking with clients. Here are some of our favorite things you can do to improve your financial life.

Money Matters for New Parents

03/19/2018

Becoming a new parent is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your life. It can also be very disorienting as you try to take care of a new human, manage your relationship with your partner, and adjust to your new role and identity. During pregnancy, parents are consumed with visits to the doctor’s office and reading baby book after baby book. But something that is often overlooked is how your little bundle of joy will impact your financial outlook. Here are some key things to think about:

Budgeting Basics

03/19/2018

As we move deeper into 2018, now is a good time to refresh some of those New Year’s Resolutions and continue to integrate good habits so they stick throughout the year. One of the most important and fundamental habits for financial wellness is budgeting. By making budgeting a habit now, you will see lots of benefits over the long-run!

What is a Budget?

A budget is a plan for how much money comes in and how much money goes out each month. It’s really that simple. By breaking down your budget into categories such as mortgage, food, and entertainment, you can see where you can cut back, and where you have wiggle room. Creating a budget that factors in things like savings and investments also makes it easier for you to create a solid foundation.

 

 

Celebrating Our Women Leaders

03/19/2018

Women’s History Month is an annual reminder of the contributions that women make to our world, and it has inspired us to recognize the women leaders behind our work at GreenPath Financial Wellness. From our board chair Jane Sydlowski, to the women who serve in roles throughout our company, and in offices all over the country, we are proud to have them on our team. The people behind GreenPath—both women and men—are the heart and soul of our work. We are grateful for all their contributions.

Changing the World Through Innovative Nonprofit/FinTech Partnerships

03/12/2018

GreenPath Financial Wellness wants to change the world. 

Our Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal is to “Remix the American Dream so it works for everyone.”  We believe that everyone deserves the chance to pursue their own dreams.  Financial wellness gives people power, strength and independence to lead the lives they want.

Self help: 3 steps to get out of medical debt

02/23/2018

Cost is generally the last thing on your mind when you or a loved one needs medical care. Health is the only thing on your mind, particularly in an emergency or a life threatening illness. However, medical expenses are an important part of your financial wellness picture. Here’s what you need to know:

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