The Fed Raises the Interest Rate - How Will This Affect You?

12/17/2015

The Fed Raised the Interest Rate - How Will This Affect You?
By Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark federal funds rate up a quarter point this week, ending a seven year stretch of nearly zero percent rates. So what does that mean to consumers?
 

Extended Warranties: Make the List or Break the Bank?

12/11/2015

Extended Warranties: Make the List or Break the Bank?
Andrew Johnson
GreenPath communications


The holiday shopping season is in full swing! And, likely, if you have gadgets on your gift list, you are going to be asked about purchasing an extended warranty. But does it make sense for your pocketbook?

Debt Settlement versus Debt Management

11/18/2015

Debt Settlement Vs. Debt Management
Kim Sands, Personal Finance Counselor

GreenPath office - Moline, IL

Whether it's credit cards, medical bills, or financial problems after a divorce, debt is a real problem for American households. The average U.S. household carries $16,000 in credit card debt.

A Short Guide to Credit Cards with Chips - Beverly Harzog (Guest Contributor)

10/30/2015

A Mercifully Short Guide to Credit Cards with Chips
Beverly Harzog/Guest Contributor

30 October 2015

It’s only been a few weeks since credit cards with chips started showing up in your mailbox. Now, I do know that there’s a lot of confusion out there about chip-enabled credit cards. Part of the problem is that I can tell that some websites don’t even know what to call these cards. I came across a major website that thinks we all got chip-and-PIN credit cards. That’s not even close to being the truth!

Top Five Blog Posts of 2015 - From Auto Shopping to Grocery Shopping!

09/14/2015

Top 5 Blog Posts: From Car Loans and Student Loans to Grocery Stores and Credit Scores

As the race is on towards the end of 2015, we're taking a look back at the top 5 GreenPath blog posts, so far. From groceries, to car buying, we covered alot of topics that you showed interest in. Take a look!
 

GreenPath Counselors Discuss College Students and Credit Card Rates

09/03/2015

College students and credit cards: High balances or high interest rates?

GreenPath communications

Recently, we asked a few of our GreenPath personal finance counselors if they have worked with college students who had large amounts of credit card debt and/or high interest rates.
 

GreenPath Offers Free Webinars in September

08/21/2015

by Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications

Farmington Hills, MI

Each month, GreenPath education specialists provide timely webinar topics without a sales pitch!  Here's what we have coming up in September (Also, there’s also plenty of time set aside for Q&A at the end of the program.)
 

Don't Let your Guard Down, When It Comes to Gas Savings

07/20/2015

By Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications

Farmington Hills, MI

While gas prices continue to drop in many parts of the United States, there are still ways to save, and keep more money in your pocket, when you fill up.

 

What Do 123456 and Qwerty Have in Common?

07/07/2015

By Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications

Farmington Hills, MI

A recent article in The Detroit News discussed why so many passwords are so bad and how not watching over them can lead to identity theft.  Learn some quick ways to build strong passwords.

 

 

What to Do if Your Gift Card Declares Bankruptcy

06/29/2015

By Andrew Johnson
GreenPath Communications

Farmington Hills, MI

We all have a few of them either rubber banded together or lost in the back of our kitchen junk drawer: gift cards in all colors and denominations. But, what are your rights if a store closes, is sold, or declares bankruptcy?

 

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