Looking at the Impact of Financial Stress

April is Financial Literacy Month -  designated by the U.S. Congress to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education, especially now with the economic uncertainties caused by the ongoing pandemic. Financial literacy simply means having an understanding of how to use money wisely. It is also...

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...

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...

3 Questions about Managing Money

Asking questions can be a great way to gain wisdom and insight. Spend time with younger children who are full of questions about a range of topics – why is the sky blue? for instance - and that becomes clear. When we think of our financial health and wellness, questions can help us find new solutions. It is in...

Feeling that Holiday Pressure to Spend, Spend, Spend? Here’s How to Stay on Track

The holidays are beautiful, magical, and dang...They can get expensive fast. Before you have even cleared the table after Thanksgiving dinner, your inbox is overflowing with urgent, high-pressure offers to buy now, or miss out of crazy savings. (For real:  according to Digital Commerce 360, the average person gets more...

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 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...

Coping with a Changing Financial Picture – FEMA

Excerpt from FEMA's publication showcases the challenges of coping with a changing financial picture in the face of the ongoing pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) looked to GreenPath to provide insight for their monthly individual and community preparedness publication. The message put the focus...

3 Things to Know about the July 15 Tax Deadline

We’ve all had to adjust to many changes in this time of the pandemic crisis – from how we shop for groceries in the era of social distancing, to keeping up with managing household finances. Included among these changes is the extended, new deadline to file federal and state income taxes.  In the early weeks of...

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