Before Jumping into Holiday Shopping, Secure your Credit Cards!


Black Friday shoppingBy Katie Moore, GreenPath counselor, Detroit, MI
This holiday season will have the traditional masses of shoppers taking to area malls and stores, while many will opt to shop online from their couch. Whichever way you choose to shop, GreenPath wants to remind shoppers that identity thieves could be lurking, waiting for a slip-up and an opportunity to steal their identity.

Holiday Memories: Many Don't Involve Gifts


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?


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


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

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


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.