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.

Share Money Lessons during Back-to-School Shopping

08/21/2013

As many families undertake back-to-school shopping in the coming weeks, GreenPath Financial Wellness reminds parents that it is the opportune time to share some personal finance lessons with their kids.

 

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