Holiday Memories: Many Don't Involve Gifts

11/15/2013

By Sara Gilbert, GreenPath manager for Colorado and Wyoming

As we look at the calendar, the holiday spending season is upon us (and even earlier, it seems!).  It’s never not too soon to start preparing for the holidays and thinking about ways that you might reduce your spending for the December buying season. There are many things that you can do to take and keep control of your spending during the upcoming holiday celebration.

Are your personal finances making you financially sick?

10/22/2013

By Sara Gilbert, GreenPath manager for Colorado and Wyoming

A recent Chase Blueprint and Aite Group study found that the complexity of one’s personal finances is directly related to their perception of personal financial health. The more complicated your bill-paying routines are, the more likely you are to see your financial health as declining.

Yes, debt collectors have the right to collect, and sue

10/16/2013

Jane McNamara, GreenPath president and CEO, discusses debt charge-off and collection agency rights, in her latest “Let’s Talk Credit” column on CreditCards.com.

Dear Jane,
If your original creditor has charged off your debt and sold it to a collection agency, do you have to pay them? And can they file a judgment against you? – Randy

GreenPath names Indiana couple 2013 Clients of the Year

09/10/2013

Peggy and Tony LaskowskiGreenPath Financial Wellness recently named Tony and Peggy Laskowski the 2013 GreenPath Clients of the Year. The couple, from Mishawaka, Indiana, paid off more than $57,000 in debt in four years, completing their GreenPath debt management program in July 2012.
 

How do I know if I’m a victim of identity theft?

08/28/2013

Jane McNamara, GreenPath president and CEO, discusses steps to take if you’re a victim of identity theft, in her latest “Let’s Talk Credit” column on CreditCards.com.

Dear Jane
How do I find out if someone is using credit in my name without my knowing? — Carolyn

Five Fast Tips: Building Your Credit Score

08/23/2013

Here are 5 things you can do to build up your credit score:
  1. Pay your bills on time.
  2. Use less than thirty percent of your total available credit. An example would be if you have the $1000 of available credit, you should never have more than $300 of credit on your cards.

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