High-School Grads Need to Set Budget and Goals Before Fall Classes


Catherine Wall, GreenPath partner relations specialist, recently helped her son and daughter prepare for college and learned from the experiences they faced. She offers the following financial tips for students and their parents, whether they are bound for college or trade school.



Have the Talk before You Take the Walk


By Sara Gilbert
GreenPath Manager and Counselor

According to a study in the 2012 Family Relations Journal, arguing about money may be a strong predictor of an eventual divorce. Other issues related to power or trust may exist, but arguing about money without being able to resolve the issues is never a good thing.

Ten Personal Finance Must-Dos for College Grads


By Bill Druliner
GreenPath manager and counselor

Many 2014 college graduates are basking in the glory of wrapping up their bachelors or masters degrees this month. However, their downtime will be short-lived. Soon, they will face even more responsibilities, ranging from landing that first job to paying off their student loans.

The Benefits of Building a Budget


Budget woes and budget no's: Excuses why people don't budget

When you contact GreenPath, one of the first discussions a counselor will have with you is around budgeting. This process gives an understanding of where your money goes each month, hopefully with some left over! If not, our counselors can help run some numbers and show you ways to save and get that budget to balance out.

National Retirement Planning Week - April 4-11 - Do You Know Where You Stand?


Did you know this week is National Retirement Planning Week?
by Sara Gilbert, GreenPath manager, Colorado and Wyoming

National Retirement Planning week is supported by the National Retirement Planning Coalition - a group of prominent education, consumer advocacy and financial services organizations to raise public awareness of the need for comprehensive retirement planning. You can find more information at www.retireonyourterms.org

Take Me Out to the Ball Game - But How Do We Afford It?


Take Me Out to the Ball Game - But How Do We Afford It?

As the new Major League Baseball season kicks off in April, your thoughts may be turning to games at the ballyard. But, how to pay for box seats, parking and the all-important hotdogs?

Eight Ways To Help Build Your Credit


Eight Ways To help your credit
By Katie Moore, GreenPath counselor, Detroit office

Credit is a very important tool to have in your personal finance arsenal. When used wisely, it can help save you money, reduce interest rates on loans and more. We recently compiled some do's and don'ts, when it comes to helping build your credit.

Use Your Tax Refund to Help Reach your Financial Goals


by Sara Gilbert, GreenPath manager for Colorado and Wyoming

It’s tax season and time to get your paperwork ready for the IRS and think about what you will do if you receive a tax refund. For those who qualify for earned income and child care tax credits, that refund could be significant.