How to Plan for Back to School Expenses in a Time of COVID-19

As families track the latest news about their communities K-12 reopening plans, it’s clear this is a school year like no other - especially as families plan for back to school expenses. Will students return in the classroom? Will a K-12 student school year involve a mix of online and in-class learning? Or will school...

Pros and Cons of Paying Off Loans Early – U.S. News & World Report

From U.S. News & World Report, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, provides insight about the pros and cons of paying off loans early.   A common question many people ask is if paying off loans early is a good option for borrowers. It is possible that paying off loans early...

0% balance transfer offers are dwindling, and offer lengths are shrinking – The Balance

  • August 7, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Excerpt from The Balance looks at current trends in credit card interest rates. Featuring Jeff Arevalo, GreenPath Financial Wellness Expert The average credit card interest rate is 20.21%, according to data collected by The Balance in July 2020. That’s down a hair from June’s average rate of 20.22%, but not because...

Consumers Say Credit Ratings Dropped Despite Pandemic Deferrals – Newsday

  • August 7, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Excerpt from Newsday looks at credit challenges during COVID. Featuring Katie Bossler, GreenPath Quality Assurance Specialist & GreenPath Expert Some hardship programs stemming from the pandemic let people defer monthly payments on credit cards, home, car and student loans.  These relief options offered by creditors...

Episode 8: Angela – A Journey through Homeownership

In this episode, our guest Angela discusses her journey through homeownership and the financial decisions she and her husband had to make along the way. Angela spent a number of years at GreenPath in several roles. Her first role was as one of our Advocates— helping people who call GreenPath for the first time. Angela...

Three Reasons Why Making a Budget Can Make Sense for You

In a time of uncertainty, many of the people we speak with find that making a budget is a powerful step to help improve financial health. Taking the time to create a simple budget helps people figure out how to meet financial goals, and weather any unexpected financial challenges that might come along. Why Budget? Making...

GreenPath Financial Wellness Welcomes Susan Murphy as Chief People Officer

Read the full press release on BusinessWire   FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich: GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit that provides financial counseling and debt management services, welcomes Susan Murphy as Chief People Officer. In the role, Susan will build on GreenPath’s strong culture of empathy, compassion,...

She had a plan to pay off $23K in debt and then pandemic hit – Detroit Free Press

Excerpt from the Detroit Free Press highlights how one family is managing finances in a challenging time, and also features GreenPath CEO Kristen Holt. The Detroit Free Press highlights the personal story of Michele Halis. She had a plan to pay off $23,000 in credit card debt and personal loans before COVID-19 turned the...

Understanding Student Loan Options – Strategies for Today and Tomorrow

ON DEMAND - VIEW NOW: Dealing with student debt? You’re not alone. In fact, student loans currently account for over $1.56 TRILLION of total consumer debt in the U.S—second only to home mortgages. Whether you are one of the 44.7 million borrowers who currently carries student loan debt, or are planning on taking out...

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