Episode 7: Real Stories Live

  • June 25, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness

A Chance to Reflect

GreenPath recently hosted a live virtual event where we were joined by guests who have been featured on GreenPath’s Real Stories Podcast. Guests included Katie (episode 1), Tammy (episode 2) and Dawn (episode 6).

GreenPath recently hosted a live virtual event where we were joined by guests who have been featured on GreenPath’s Real Stories Podcast. Guests included Katie (episode 1), Tammy (episode 2) and Dawn (episode 6).

Recorded in May 2020, this conversation gave our guests a chance to reflect on some of the positive things happening during this difficult time and areas where they are having newfound anxiety.

Throughout the conversation, listen for stories of how people have coped in the midst of challenge, along with practical tips for stretching your budget.

Financial Resources

Real Stories Live is a great reminder that all of us are at different places in our financial wellness journey.

We all make the best decisions we can with the information we have available to us. To get more information into your hands, click to learn more about two helpful resources.

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Key Moments

4:00 Katie shares how the pandemic has caused her to become more intentional with her spending on food.

8:55 Tammy shares how she has found a way to pick up more work more from home and enjoy more time with her family.

19:00 Katie talks about the stress related to the uncertainty at her husband’s job in the near future.

24:54 Tammy has anxiety over returning to a tight budget, but confidence that they can work through a new plan if needed.

33:58 Dawn discusses the realities of living in a smaller house during quarantine and her perspective of talking to others with financial concerns during the pandemic.

37:02 Jessie weighs whether to deplete savings or use credit while preserving savings.

43:19 Jessie shares her observation that a number of expenses have been drastically reduced during the pandemic.

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