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ATM Fees Can Break the Bank

At GreenPath, we remind our clients of some of the obvious ways to save money: Pack your lunch a few days a week, cut back on the gourmet coffee and stick to your budget. Also, we remind them to consider how they use automated teller machines because ATM fees can break the bank. Recently, there was a story about ATM...

Get Out Of Medical Debt

Cost is generally the last thing on your mind when you or a loved one needs medical care. Health is the only thing on your mind, particularly in an emergency or a life threatening illness. However, medical expenses are an important part of your financial wellness picture. Here’s what you need to know in order to get out...

Watch out for these High Maintenance Gifts

  As the Christmas clock ticks down, and your list is still long, you might jump at the first easy gift you see. And while it may seem easy to you, the gift could prove costly to the receiver. It's true, it's the thought that counts, but if you think ahead a bit, you could avoid high maintenance gifts. The National...

Extended Warranties: Make the List or Break the Bank?

The holiday shopping season is in full swing! And, likely, if you have gadgets on your gift list, you are going to be asked about purchasing an extended warranty. But does it make sense for your pocketbook? (Recently, the Wall Street Journal talked about the plusses and minus of extended warranties.) So, when is it a...

The Car Buying Process in Seven Steps

  • September 1, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Auto

Here's a few steps to should consider if you are shopping for a new or used car. Step 1 – Research Many people buy cars based on what they look like or what they are familiar with. Instead of buying the same type of car that you’ve always driven, it may be wiser to list the attributes you are looking for, and then...

What to Do if Your Gift Card Declares Bankruptcy

We all have a few of them either rubber banded together or lost in the back of our kitchen junk drawer: gift cards in all colors and denominations. But, what are your rights if a store closes, is sold, or declares bankruptcy? What should you do if your gift card declares bankruptcy? Recently, The Wall Street Journal...

Debt Settlement vs. Debt Management: What’s the Difference?

Whether it's credit cards, medical bills, or financial problems after a divorce, debt is a real problem for American households. The average U.S. household carries $16,000 in credit card debt. There are several things you need to know in order to understand the difference between debt settlement versus debt management. Those...

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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