"You Are Beyond Awesome!" - Guest Blog - GreenPath Client of the Year

05/11/2016

Katie Atkinson 2016 GreenPath Client of the YearYou Are Beyond Awesome!
By Katie Atkinson

2016 GreenPath Client of the Year

Upon completing my five year journey with GreenPath, I sent on an email, thanking them for all their support. I wrote: I am crying tears of joy right now, due to my five-year journey with GreenPath.

 

Financial Tips by Age Group – Decade by Decade

05/04/2016

Katie Bossler GreenPath personal finance counselorBy Katie Bossler
GreenPath personal finance counselor

Detroit, MI

There are two “golden rules” in personal finance that apply, regardless of how old you are: 1) live within your means, and 2) look forward to the future and save for it.

These are two very simple concepts, but very powerful.  If actually applied to your everyday life, they can mean the difference between being constantly stressed about your finances, and feeling secure and in control.  Below are some more specific suggestions by decade.
 

Take Your Kids to Work Day at GreenPath!

04/28/2016

Father with daughter at office deskTake Your Kids to Work Day at GreenPath!
By Kate, Landon, Steven and Jessie

GreenPath "Take Your Kids to Work Day" Reporters

We had a great time at our Third "Take Your Kids to Work Day" program at GreenPath. We had 20 kids at our headquarters and five kids joined us remotely from across the country. They did hands-on projects, interviewed staff, helped out in different activities, and even tried their hand in our "Fun Zone."

Beware of Payday Loans

04/08/2016

Beth Luke GreenPath Partner Relations Communications SpecialistBeware of Payday Loans
By Beth Luke

GreenPath Partner Relations Communications Specialist

Payday loans are short-term, high interest loans that are very easy to get.  It may be convenient to stop at a local cash advance store on the corner and tempting if your budget is tight. But, you should avoid these high-interest loans, at all costs!

 

From GreenPath Debt Solutions to GreenPath Financial Wellness

04/06/2016

Donna McNeill GreenPath Chief Operating OfficerFrom GreenPath Debt Solutions to GreenPath Financial Wellness
By Donna McNeill

GreenPath Chief Operating Officer

GreenPath Debt Solutions is now GreenPath Financial Wellness!  The transition is based on our long-term commitment to guide all consumers through life’s financial challenges, not just those in debt. We certainly know there is a need as more than 200,000 people, with a variety of different questions and issues, partnered with GreenPath to improve their financial health in 2015 alone.

 

Spring Clean Your Way to Savings

03/23/2016

Andrew Johnson GreenPath CommunicationsSpring Clean Your Way to Savings
By Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications

Springtime means opening the windows, sweeping out the dust from over the winter and starting anew. It is also the opportune time to clean out your wallet or purse, that junk drawer full of receipts and those overflowing file cabinets. But where to begin?

ATM Fees Can Break the Bank

01/25/2016

Donna McNeill GreenPath Chief Operating OfficerATM Fees Can Break the Bank
By Donna McNeill

GreenPath Chief Operating Officer

At GreenPath, we remind our clients of some of the obvious ways to save money: Pack your lunch a few days a week, cut back on the gourmet coffee and stick to your budget. Also, we remind them to consider how they use automated teller machines (ATMs).
 

Study Shows Millennials Rely on Pawn Shops and Payday Loans

01/13/2016

School girl carrying a bookStudy Shows Millennials Rely On Pawn Shops and Payday Loans
By Andrew Johnson

GreenPath Communications Manager

A recent joint study from PwC and George Washington University found that 42 percent of college-educated millennials (ages 23-35) have tapped short-term financing from pawn shops, payday lenders, tax refund advances or rent-to-own purchases within in the last five years. That’s concerning.  In a nutshell, the study says millennials owe a lot, but know too little. 

Lottery or New Year's Resolutions: Money is the Theme!

12/30/2015

three people sitting at a deskSaving Money is the Theme of the New Year
By Andrew Johnson

GreenPath communications

On my drive in this morning, I heard two news stories. The first was discussing a multi-state lottery, where the jackpot is up to nearly $300 million. The second story was on New Year's resolutions. In the lottery story, the reporter asked someone what they would do with the winnings. The first thing the respondent said was "Pay off my debt." In the second story on making New Year's resolutions, another respondent said "Save more money." 

Watch out for these High Maintenance Gifts

12/23/2015

Watch out for these High Maintenance Gifts
By Andrew Johnson

GreenPath Communications
As the Christmas clock ticks down, and your list is still long, you might jump at the first easy gift you see. And while it may seem easy to you, the gift could prove costly to the receiver. It's true, it's the thought that counts, but if you think ahead a bit, you could make sure your loved ones season is merry and bright

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