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3 Money Saving Back-to-School Shopping Tips

  • August 19, 2019
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Budgeting, Family

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is expecting this year’s back-to-school shopping season to be the most expensive ever. According to their survey, on average, families with children in grades K-12, plan to spend nearly $700 and those with college students plan to spend nearly $1,000, both the highest ever recorded...

GreenPath CEO Kristen Holt: Tips for Avoiding Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure

Recent news coverage (“Detroit leads nation in reverse mortgage foreclosure rate”) has brought the escalating reverse mortgage foreclosure rate into the spotlight. A Free Press and USA Today analysis revealed that urban communities have been most impacted by the reverse mortgage foreclosure trend with Detroit leading...

You Can Save Money and Help the Environment this Earth Day

GreenPath Financial Wellness is passionate about remixing the American Dream so it works for everyone. This starts by shifting one's mindset about money and being more aware of spending and saving habits. This Earth Day, we want you to challenge yourself to make a few small changes that are good for the environment and...

It’s Never too Early to Make a Financial Plan for Your Future

For Financial Literacy Month, The Council for Economic Education (CEE) asked elementary, middle and high school students to explain how economics and personal finance can make a difference in their lives. Here’s what they had to say! Watch this video below from the Council For Economic Education. GreenPath is Here...

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...

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...

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