7 Tips to Get Smart About Credit

It’s National Get Smart About Credit Day – 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...

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...

The Ins and Outs of a Credit Card Charge-Off – Creditcards.com

From creditcards.com, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, shares what a credit card charge-off means to borrowers. In today’s economic climate, more people find themselves unable to make monthly credit card payments. If payments are missed for a few months, creditors might decide that...

One Side Effect of the Virus: Free Credit Reports Each Week – The New York Times

GreenPath's President and CEO Kristen Holt is featured in The New York Times about new options to obtain free credit reports, which are now available weekly during the pandemic crisis. The economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus has prompted a helpful — if temporary — change in the window that Americans have into...

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