Sobrevivimos a las festividades (Surviving the Holidays) – The San Fernando (CA) Valley Sun

  • November 25, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

(Editor's note: The information below from Katie Bossler is based on a recent news release on preparing for the holiday season, watching for sales, don't overspend or over-buy...) Sobrevivimos las festividades al reflexionar sobre nuestras bendiciones con una abundancia de comida en torno a un pavo como parte central...

5 Warning Signs You May Be on A Compulsive Shopping Binge – Detroit Free Press

  • November 19, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

  You don't need to have a "shopping addiction" to overspend during the "All-I-Want-for-Christmas-Is-More" season. The buy more-save more triggers are everywhere.  If you want to hold on to some cash, it can help to consider if you're about to get trapped into a compulsive shopping binge. Some of the signs of trouble...

Game Plans for Avoiding Bad-Credit Stereotypes – CreditCards.com

  • November 16, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Even if you're not borrowing money, a less-than-stellar credit file can impact your personal and professional life. From where you live to where you work to who you date, your credit plays a role, and if you have bad credit, you need a game plan for dealing with the occasions when it comes up. Without a game plan,...

Putting Christmas on Credit Could Cost You – WSMH-TV/FOX – Flint/Saginaw, MI

  • November 10, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

(SAGINAW, MI - November 10, 2015) Your credit card’s interest plan might sound like a money-saver: 0 percent interest seems like a great deal. However, sometimes, that deal isn’t so sweet, and you could be forced to pay hundreds of dollars more than expected. Be wary of putting Christmas on credit. With the holidays...

9 Tips About Credit Counseling – SelfLender

  • October 10, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Swimming in a sea of debt? Before you wind up with your head barely above water, you might want to reach for a life preserver. In a lot of cases, that life preserver is credit counseling services. Below are 9 tips about credit counseling that can help you on your journey to financial wellness. Seeking help from a nonprofit...

Retailers roll out layaway plans early for 2015 holidays – CreditCards.com

  • September 23, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Before Labor Day cookouts even started this year, retailers began rolling out holiday layaway plans. Although that may seem absurd to traditionalists, starting early with layaway can help you reduce January credit card debt. Wal-Mart led the way, offering layaway plans Aug. 28 to help shoppers get a jump on hot toys....

The ins and outs of reverse mortgages – Traverse City (MI) Record Eagle

  • September 22, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

It's unlikely the costs of food, heat and medical care will remain unchanged after retirement. That can provide difficulty when making ends meet, said Kathy Conley, a housing specialist with GreenPath Financial Wellness.  Which is why it's important to understand the ins and outs of reverse mortgages. "When you...

Reality Check: U.S. Subprime Credit Grows but From a Low Base – Marketing News International

  • September 3, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

PHILADELPHIA (MNI) - U.S. consumers are taking on more debt from sources such as payday lenders and Internet-based finance companies that charge high interest rates to people with low or non-existent credit scores, according to credit counselors and an executive from a leading source of lending data. Although the...

GreenPath Counselors Discuss College Students and Credit Card Rates – Detroit Free Press

  • September 3, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Recently, we asked a few of our GreenPath personal finance counselors to discuss college students and credit card rates. Our finance counselors have worked with college students who had large amounts of credit card debt and/or high interest rates. This was part of an ask for a story that appeared recently in the Detroit...

Students: Don’t get wowed by credit card signing bonus – Detroit Free Press

  • September 2, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Young college students aren't exactly credit card happy these days. But credit card issuers and banks woo college students with attractive deals that are designed to put more plastic into backpacks. Story Highlights Banks offer rewards for paying credit card bills on time. Some cards offer a range of rates...

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