When Is It Okay to Let Your Credit Score Slide?


By Kathryn Bossler
GreenPath Personal Finance Counselor

Detroit office

We certainly see a lot more commercials and stories on the importance of having a good credit score. It can help you get a lower interest rate, therefore saving you a lot of money on a car loan or mortgage. But, is there a time when it makes sense to let your credit score take a hit?

10 Money Saving Tips for Wedding and Graduation Gifts this Summer


By Kathryn Bossler
GreenPath Personal Finance Counselor

Detroit Office

June signals the start of high school graduation parties and the summer wedding season. Be sure to plan ahead for such expenses. GreenPath counselor Kathryn Bossler has put together a few tips on giving gifts without breaking the bank.

10 Money Tips For College Grads, Before They Hit the Interview Office


By Kathryn Bossler
GreenPath Personal Finance Counselor

Detroit office

Spring college graduates are currently basking in the glory of wrapping up their degrees this month. However, in many instances, their downtime will be short-lived, as they face even more responsibilities, ranging from landing that first job to preparing to start paying off their student loans.

Take Your Kids to Work Day at GreenPath


Take Your Kids to Work Day
By Sidni and Jessie

GreenPath Special Contributors

GreenPath took part in "Take Your Kids to Work Day" on Thursday, April 23. Below is a guest posting from two of the attendees.

Let's Put that Tax Refund to Work for You


April signals the deadline for filing your taxes, and many people have received refunds by now. Here are a few pointers from recent GreenPath media stories.

From Mainstreet: “A tax refund is such a great opportunity to really make a significant difference in someone’s entire financial situation,” said Kathryn Bossler, financial counselor with GreenPath Financial Wellness in Detroit.

Tax refund tips: Have you heard of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 distribution?


The average tax refund last year was just less than $3,000 — about the same amount expected for returns being filed now. For many of us, money and expenses are a constant concern. But if you expect a nice refund this year, try to use that money to alleviate some of those concerns.


Sunshine Hefferon - Smiles are her Reward for Counseling - NerdWallet


Credit Counselor Hefferon: Smiles Are Her Reward
Cliff Goldstein NerdWallet Finance

27 February 2015

Sunshine is a financial counselor at GreenPath Financial Wellness’ call center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. When she takes a call, her first goal is to establish a rapport with the caller. That allows her to begin the sometimes difficult but always satisfying experience of helping consumers improve their finances and their life.