5 Tips to Put Your Money To Work For You

09/21/2016

Photo of GreenPath President and CEO Kristen Holt.5 Tips to Put Your Money To Work For You
By Kristen Holt

GreenPath President and CEO

The U.S. Census Bureau recently repoorted that median 2015 US household income rose 5.2 percent, or $2,798, over 2014. This is the first annual increase in median household income, since 2007. At GreenPath, we always encourage people to review their budgets, whenever income increases, to ensure the new income can be put to work positively, instead of simply spending more.

5 Steps to Save Big on a New or Used Car

09/07/2016

Five new cars in a line5 Steps to Save Big on a New or Used Car
GreenPath Financial Wellness
September 2016

Earlier this year, it was reported by Fitch Ratings that Americans with lower credit scores are falling behind on auto payments at an alarming rate. While auto sales have cooled this past month, and some deals are out there for remaining 2016 models and incoming 2017 models, you still have to do your homework before stepping on the showroom floor.

4 Common Questions on Credit Reports and Scores

09/02/2016

Photo of  GreenPath Finacial Wellness Expert Federico PenaCredit Reports & Scores
by Federico Pena
GreenPath Finacial Wellness Expert

San Antonio
One of our most well-attended GreenPath webinars is on Credit Reports & Scores. In fact, our next Webinar Wednesday, set for Wednesday, September 7 at noon ET, will cover both those topics! You can sign up for it by clicking here. As a preview, below are some of the most common questions our clients ask around credit reports and their credit score.

3 Ways Student Loan Counseling Can Put Money Back in Your Pocket

07/21/2016

3 Ways Student Loan Counseling Can Put Money Back in Your Pocket
By Nick Demeester
GreenPath Student Loan Manager

Many fresh college graduates and young professionals find themselves in low-paying jobs when they are starting out on their own. They struggle with their student loan debt, sometimes for years. That mountain of debt can feel insurmountable.  However, there is help out there to guide you in the right direction.  Consider talking to a student loan expert.

Top 5 Mistakes Millennials Make with Student Loans

06/22/2016

Student walking on campusTop 5 Mistakes Millennials Make with Student Loans
By Nick Demeester
GreenPath Student Loan Counseling Manager

If you are a recent graduate or young professional, you may have significant student loan debt. You might be overwhelmed with the idea of how much you owe and are struggling to make your payments. Like many other millennials, you may be strapped for cash and do not know how to make any progress.

Six Student Loan Forbearance and Deferment Options You Need to Know About

06/13/2016

Mark Munzenberger GreenPath Student Loan DirectorSix Student Loan Forbearance and Deferment Options You Need to Know About
By Mark Munzenberger
GreenPath Student Loan Director
Following up on my earlier post on 6 Student Loan Repayment Options, this week, we'll talk about student loan deferment and forebearance options. Every day, GreenPath assists people who are stressed out by student loan debt.  Many contact us because they are confused by their repayment and deferment options. In this post, let's review repayment programs and options.
 

Six Student Loan Repayment Options You Need to Know About

06/02/2016

Mark Munzenberger GreenPath Student Loan DirectorSix Student Loan Repayment Options You Need to Know About
By Mark Munzenberger

GreenPath Student Loan Director

According to a recent New York Federal Reserve report, US student loan debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion and continues to grow.  The average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year. Every day, GreenPath assists people who are stressed out by student loan debt.  Many contact us because they are confused by their repayment and deferment options. In this post, let's review repayment programs and options. (Watch this space for deferment options shortly!)

3 Reasons to Look into the Home Affordable Refinance Program before December 31, 2016

05/27/2016

Piggy bank and a house on a see saw

Home Affordable Refinance Program Expires at the end of 2016
By Mark Munzenberger

GreenPath Housing Director

When you have little equity in your home, or owe as much or more on your mortgage than your home is worth, it can be difficult to find a lender willing to help you refinance. But for borrowers who have remained current on their mortgages, and have loans owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, there is hope. It’s called the Home Affordable Refinance Program or HARP.

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