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Category: Budgeting

Money Management: A Family Affair

A family budget can help you manage money together as a family or a couple. It is a valuable tool for open and honest communication about money, and for teaching children important financial skills. Budgeting together enables all members of the family to participate and support each other in financial goals and decisions....

5 Reasons to Make a Budget

Making a budget and following it are two powerful financial habits. It's not always easy, or fun at first. But it is one of the best steps you can take to successfully manage your finances.  There are many reasons to budget and in the long run, it feels really good to see yourself accomplishing a goal. Reasons to Budget...

Seven Steps to Financially Prepare Yourself for the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, now is the perfect time to review your money management practices and work towards a debt-free holiday. Here are seven quick tips that will help you financially prepare for the holidays, budget and tame your use of credit, when it comes to gift-giving, entertaining and more! First...

Income Increases

At GreenPath, we always encourage people to review their budgets, whenever income increases, to ensure the new income can be put to work positively, instead of simply spending more. The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that median 2015 US household income rose 5.2 percent, or $2,798, over 2014. This is the first...

Thinking about splurging on a vacation using your tax refund?

It's that time of year: Many who are receiving a tax refund are weighing what to do with it. Will you use your tax refund to plan for a summer getaway? Put it away for the holidays? Splurge? Spend? Save? GreenPath counselor Kathryn Bossler discusses the pros and cons of using your refund for a spring or summer getaway: Is...

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