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Tax Return Not What You Expected?  Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you hoping to get a refund from your 2018 tax return? Many people intend to use their refund as a “forced savings plan” (essentially withholding extra taxes on purpose so that they get a larger refund at the end of the year, instead of being tempted to spend it during the year).  However, 42% of taxpayers who file...

With credit card debt up 7.5%, next financial disaster could be you – Detroit Free Press

  • March 7, 2019
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Featuring Donna McNeill, Chief Operating Officer and David Flores, Director of Client Services We all seem to be on the lookout for clues that we're on the verge of another widespread financial crisis. The memories from the debacle a decade ago are so bad that no one wants to be caught by surprise again. So many wonder:...

GreenPath Financial Wellness joins forces with Clarifi

  • March 1, 2019
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: News Releases

Leading nonprofit credit counseling organizations together will expand services in debt management, pre-purchase and housing education FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 1, 2019) - GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit credit counseling organization based in metro Detroit, is affiliating with Consumer Credit...

America Saves Week – Day 4: Save to Retire

America Saves Week is the perfect time to start thinking about retirement.  Saving and investing for retirement doesn’t have to be complicated.  There are plenty of reputable financial advisors out there to assist you along the way. The key is to determine how much to save for retirement based on what you’ll realistically...

America Saves Week – Day 3: Save for the Unexpected

The following content is part of our America Saves Week Series and is provided by americasaves.org Nearly a quarter of savers who take the America Saves pledge chose “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. And they have the right idea. Research shows that low-income families with at least $500...

America Saves Week – Day 2: Saving Automatically

Did you know that the easiest and most effective way to save is automatically? Saving automatically is at the heart of America Saves Week. And, it’s how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. It’s also how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union.  It’s...

America Saves Week – Day 1: Save with a Plan

Join Us for America Saves Week! America Saves Week is here! Each day this week, we'll post new tips and resources to help you meet your personal savings goals.  Will you join us in taking the pledge?  Create a simple savings plan when you take the America Saves Pledge for a chance to win up to $750. Day 1: Save...

Behind on Auto Payments? You’re Not Alone. Here’s How to Handle It

If you feel like you’ve been struggling to keep up with car payments, you’re not alone: According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, over 7 million Americans are at least 90 days behind on their auto loans. It’s no secret that increased financial stress can weigh heavily on your personal...

Seven Million Americans Delinquent on Auto Loans Could Be a Bad Sign

Featuring Jeremy Lark, Senior Manager of Client Services The U.S. is at an all-time high for auto loan delinquencies. Is this the sign of overborrowing or overconfidence in the economy's strength? Seven million people are at least 90 days behind in their car payments, according to a report from the Federal Reserve...

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