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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...

Love, Money and You! 3 Steps to Practicing Financial Self-Care this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air!  As you celebrate the love you share with that special someone in your life, be sure to also set aside some time to tend to another very important relationship —your relationship with yourself. Otherwise known as self-care, a commitment to your personal needs can...

Financial Wellness With Kristen Holt – Comcast Newsmakers

Featuring Kristen Holt, President, and CEO In this segment, Laurel Hess from Comcast Newsmakers interviews President and CEO of GreenPath Financial Wellness, Kristen Holt. Holt provides an overview of GreenPath Financial Wellness and shares the organization's vision to remix the American Dream so that it works for...

Affected by the Government Shutdown? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Over the weekend, the partial government shutdown passed its 22nd day, making it the longest shutdown in history. Of the about 800,000 federal employees affected, nearly 380,000 have been furloughed (given a leave of absence) and the remainder continue to work without pay. While most people affected by the shutdown are...

Part 2- Day 10: Pay Off Your Debt

You did it! Now that you understand your options for dealing with debt, it’s time to make a plan for being debt-free! Two of the most popular methods for paying off your debt are the Snowball Method and the Avalanche Method. The Snowball Method means paying off your smallest debts first. This creates a sense of motivation...

Part 1 -Day 10: Dealing With Debt

If you are dealing with debt, know that you are not alone. In fact, 4 out of 5 Americans are currently in debt.  Let’s work together to figure out how you can eliminate that burden.  Today's article will provide some great tips on how you can pay off your debts. What are your options? Balance Transfer – A new credit...

Day 8: Automate Everything

Automation is a great way to make life easier.  You will invest time up front setting up your system and then the system will work for you.  It’s easy to automate everything from savings, to spending, and shopping. Wondering why you should automate your finances? You may start the week with good intentions. You’re...

Day 7: Stop Swiping

Credit cards make it easy to swipe and go about our day. We swipe effortlessly, without realizing that we will have to pay off the charges later. Today, I want you to try to stop swiping. We save our credit card information in all of our favorite apps so we can quickly hit purchase. We use Venmo and Apple-pay and...

What Happens When You Make Minimum Payments On Credit Cards? – U.S. News

Featuring Jeff Arevalo, Financial Wellness Expert  Making the minimum monthly payments on your credit cards can lead to maximum pain. By paying only the lowest amount required each month, you're stretching out how long it takes to wipe out your credit card debt and paying considerably more interest than you otherwise...

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