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Hard Inquiries vs. Soft Inquiries: What They Really Are, How They Affect Your Credit – CreditCards.com

Excerpt from the CreditCards.com article on how credit report inquiries can impact your credit score. Featuring Katie Bossler, GreenPath Quality Assurance Specialist & GreenPath Expert Your three-digit credit score will fall when a lender checks your credit reports or credit score, right? And if several lenders all...

The Down-Low on Credit Counseling. It Might Be Just What You Need!

Featuring Jeff Arevalo, Financial Wellness Expert, who shares what credit counseling is, who can benefit, and how it works. Have you ever wondered if credit counseling might help you? Most of us have never stopped to even think about what credit counseling is unless we find ourselves facing a financial roadblock. But...

TGIF times 5 – How an Extra Paycheck on January 31 Can Get You Out of Debt

Featuring Katie Bossler, Financial Expert & Quality Assurance Specialist with her advice on what to do with your extra paycheck. Did you know there are five Fridays in January? That extra  Friday means that a lot of people will be getting an extra paycheck this month.  “The five-Friday factor could definitely...

New coaching program is designed to help you fix finances – Detroit Free Press

  • January 16, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Many of us who made resolutions for 2020 — exercising more, decluttering and, yes, doing a better job managing our money — can relate to the idea of having a coach in our corner. Now, Farmington Hills-based GreenPath Financial Wellness — with the support of a $345,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase — will be developing...

Five Tips to Get Out of Debt in the New Decade

Featuring Jeremy Lark, Senior Manager of Client Services If you made a New Year’s Resolution to get out of debt, today’s a big day. By mid-January, most resolutions have fizzled. But -- YOU can say, NOT TODAY. If you feel yourself slipping, take a minute for a pep talk, remind yourself that you can do this, and check...

Episode 2: Tammy and her husband change their family’s financial future

Meet Tammy. Tammy's husband is handling the family’s finances and becomes concerned that their debt is spiraling out of control. He approaches her with a plan to work with GreenPath Financial Wellness to become debt-free. What starts out as a challenge becomes a turning point in their marriage and growing family. Tammy...

The Path is Always Greener – Fortune & Entrepreneur

  • January 6, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Recently, members of GreenPath's Leadership Team were featured in a special section of Fortune & Entrepreneur, "Leading Women in Business: Detroit." Below is an excerpt with a link to the full article: The Path is Always Greener GreenPath's progressive financial wellness program and workplace culture create a unique...

Pay Off Your Debt

  • January 5, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Budgeting, Debt

If you are dealing with debt, you aren't alone. The average American household has an average balance of about $6,600 in credit card debt,  and that's not taking into account home, auto, and student loans. Paying off your debt isn't always easy, but having a plan can go a long way in achieving your financial goals. Two...

New Year. New Decade. Make a Resolution That Sticks.

The dawn of a new decade is a time for powerful new beginnings. Are you ready for a powerful New Year’s resolution? Eliminating debt, learning new spending habits, or building savings are choices that can change your life. They can affect your entire wellbeing – from stress levels, to physical and mental health ....

GreenPath Financial Wellness Named Farmington Area Business of the Year

  • December 20, 2019
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Below is an excerpt from the Farmington Press article, Farmington Jaycees name citizens of the year Featuring Jason Hughes, digital marketing manager Several years have passed since the Farmington Area Jaycees announced their last round of Business and Citizen of the Year winners, but Jaycees President Andrew Buck said...

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