Know the Signs: 5 Questions to Ask About Your Credit Card Debt

As the new year begins, it can be a good time to consider questions about your credit card debt. Many people take stock, review achievements and challenges, and make a plan for a positive new year. If you are dealing with additional or unexpected debt, you’re not alone. You may have needed to use credit cards...

Paying to borrow your own money – Bankrate

Does it make sense to pay to borrow your own money? BankRate asked GreenPath’s Katie Bossler to weigh in.   You may be familiar with the term “passbook loan.” It is a type of loan that uses your savings account balance as collateral. Each institution will have its own terms and conditions which vary widely. Typically,...

7 Tips to Get Smart About Credit

You have a great opportunity to assess your financial situation and make a plan to move forward. If you are dealing with credit and debt, you aren’t alone. The average American household has an average balance of about $6,600 in credit card debt, and that’s not taking into account home, auto, and student loans....

How is Your Credit Score Calculated?

Ever wonder how your credit score is calculated? It is a common question and can be helpful to explore. Your credit score is a number based on a formula using the information in your credit report. The result is an accurate forecast of how likely you are to pay your bills.   Your Credit Score Considers...

Is a Credit Card Cash Advance Better Than a Payday Loan? – creditcards.com

From creditcards.com, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, provides details about the pros and cons of short term loans such as credit card advances and payday loans. In a time of financial challenge, many people look to get cash into their budgets as fast as possible.  For those that don't...

Some Issuers Not Delivering on COVID Relief, CFPB Reveals – creditcards.com

Excerpt from creditcards.com features GreenPath’s Jeremy Lark and steps to take when issuers fail to offer mandated relief. As the pandemic continues, many have reached out to their credit card issuers about getting help but have come up short from those issuers not delivering COVID relief. Unfortunately, consumers...

Michigan mom among millions rethinking how to survive financially amid COVID-19 – WXYZ TV

GreenPath's President and CEO Kristen Holt is featured in  a WXYZ TV Detroit segment about how to stay financially healthy during the pandemic crisis. With the next round of financial relief options still up in the air with the HEROES act, many are still facing uncertainty when it comes to finances. WXYZ TV Detroit...

Credit starts to tighten as job losses remain high – WXYZ Detroit

Excerpt from the Detroit Free Press' story, Credit starts to tighten as job losses remain high. Featuring Kristen Holt, president & CEO, and Jeremy Lark, senior manager of client services A recent Detroit Free Press article shares that a pandemic relief assistance is ending, many people are still struggling and...

Credit Card Hardship Programs: How they Work, How to Qualify – Creditcards.com

From creditcards.com, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, provides details about credit card hardship programs. Credit card hardship programs are designed to help consumers through a tough financial time, with protections for anyone who might otherwise default. To figure out what steps...

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