Know Your Options: Working Through the Financial Impact of Disasters

Whether facing an unexpected natural disaster, or the continued challenges of ongoing national emergencies, you can never be too prepared for the financial impact to you and your household. Sometimes having a game plan can reduce stress, even when faced with unexpected emergencies. Here are suggestions to manage the...

How to Move Forward as COVID Forbearance Relief Meets First Timing Milestones

It’s been several months since lenders and federal agencies started offering COVID forbearance relief assistance programs aimed at giving Americans a break on their mortgages. These relief programs made it possible for many people to stay in their homes while dealing with the financial challenges of the pandemic crisis. Now,...

HUD-Certified Counselors Offer Free Counseling to Avoid Eviction, Foreclosure – Fox26 Houston

GreenPath's President and CEO Kristen Holt is featured in a FOX26 Houston News segment about options for those facing eviction, foreclosure during the pandemic crisis. As CARES act relief expires, rent and mortgage payments are coming due. If you can't afford to pay them, HUD-certified counselors say they're ready to...

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...

Know Your Options: One-on-One Guidance Available from HUD-Certified Housing Counselors

This content was created in part thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo. CARES Act mortgage forbearance and other relief options are now expiring, or in some cases are up for renewal with no final plans coming from lawmakers.  Getting guidance from HUD-Certified Housing Counselors helps people cope with the uncertainty. The Mortgage...

How to Plan for Back to School Expenses in a Time of COVID-19

As families track the latest news about their communities K-12 reopening plans, it’s clear this is a school year like no other - especially as families plan for back to school expenses. Will students return in the classroom? Will a K-12 student school year involve a mix of online and in-class learning? Or will school...

Pros and Cons of Paying Off Loans Early – U.S. News & World Report

From U.S. News & World Report, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, provides insight about the pros and cons of paying off loans early.   A common question many people ask is if paying off loans early is a good option for borrowers. It is possible that paying off loans early...

Three Reasons Why Making a Budget Can Make Sense for You

In a time of uncertainty, many of the people we speak with find that making a budget is a powerful step to help improve financial health. Taking the time to create a simple budget helps people figure out how to meet financial goals, and weather any unexpected financial challenges that might come along. Why Budget? Making...

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