Miss A Credit Card Payment? Here’s What to Do

  • November 20, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Credit

If you miss a credit card payment, it is important to know that not all creditors handle delinquent accounts in the same way. Typically, if you miss a payment, your creditor will start to call you. They will want to find out if you merely forgot or if something bigger is going on.  Many people avoid answering these...

Don’t Load Up on Debt to Build Credit – NerdWallet.com

  • November 8, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Credit, News

Building your credit can unlock possibilities and save you money. It’ll help you qualify for loans and credit cards at lower interest rates, and you might get a break on your car insurance rate or avoid deposits on utilities. But be strategic about the approach you pick. Taking on high-cost debt to improve your credit...

How to Protect Your Identity from Identity Theft

  • November 2, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Security

Your personal information is a precious commodity and should be treated as such. It should be guarded like treasure and only shared with those you trust. Protecting your information can be the best way to defend yourself against identity theft. Defend your Social Security number Don't carry your Social Security card around...

Why Is That Old Information Still On My Credit Report?

  • October 20, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Credit

How long information stays on credit reports depends on the specific type of information. Negative credit information can be reported on your credit report for 7-10 years. In general, here is what to expect: Late payments, student loan defaults and foreclosures - 7 years. It’s important to note that, as more...

What To Do If Your Identity Has Been Stolen: 5 Crucial Steps

  • October 2, 2017
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Security

If something seems amiss—strange collections calls, bills you don't recognize, a sudden drop in your credit score—you may be a victim of identity theft. Warning signs of identity theft include: unexplained accounts or debts fraudulent information on your credit report missing bills being denied credit...

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