Planning for Retirement During Each Stage of Life

06/14/2018

Those of us planning for retirement face a very different set of circumstances than we did a couple of decades ago. Pensions are often less generous, if they exist at all, young people are saddled with more debt, and the future of Social Security may not be guaranteed.

So what can you do to ensure you are set up financially for your later years? We’ve broken down some strategies that work for each stage of life.

A View from the Summit

06/11/2018

A View from the Summit
By Maurice Turner, Interim Marketing Generalist

Prologue: Anticipation

It’s about 8:30 am, and from where I sit, an undeniable excitement hums through our building.  Everyone is working to prepare for our guests’ arrival.  Breakfast is in the works (and smells amazing by the way!)  Rooms are being set for a fun day of networking, learning, and insight.  This is all in anticipation for our second annual Financial Industry Summit. 

Using Technology and Innovation for Social Good

06/06/2018

Using Technology and Innovation for Social Good
How crossing traditional divides can help create greater impact AND be good for business
By Bill Druliner, Director of Strategic Partnerships

 

How can we dream so big in some areas, yet continue to think so small in others?

I asked myself this recently while at a conference in California.  A panel of speakers shared some of the latest developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence - applications such as biometric recognition and autonomous vehicles.  During the Q&A time, I posed the question, “Do you know of any applications of data analytics that are focused on better understanding and measuring well-being?”  This group had not -- and one of the panelist’s answers could be paraphrased as “Gosh, that would be hard.”  (Me, I thought programming computers to make them sentient sounded a little harder - but, what do I know?) 

Resume Writing Tips for Recent College Grads

05/31/2018

As students around America graduate from colleges and vocational schools, hundreds of thousands of people will soon enter the full-time workforce for the first time. Or the “real world” if you will. Many of you may be asking, “How do I land my first job when I don’t have any experience?” 

One key tool for job seekers is a resume. Ideally, this is a one-page marketing document that helps explain their skills and experiences. In many cases, it offers an employer the first impression of a job seeker – and as a result of the quality of your resume you could be accepted or rejected as a candidate within a matter of seconds. 

Here are some resume writing tips for first-time job seekers:

Mothers are Financial Leaders

05/11/2018

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women who brought us into the world. While this yearly tradition is known for its cozy brunches and thoughtful gifts, we often don’t take the time to take a step back and appreciate everything that mother’s do. 

At GreenPath, this Mother’s Day we are celebrating the role mothers  play  in the financial lives of their families. Here are some ways that we see mothers as financial leaders.

Financial Literacy for Kids

04/26/2018

As part of our Financial Literacy Month blog series, and in celebration of Take Your Child to Work Day, we’re talking about ways to educate children about finances. Remember, it’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the rest of your child’s life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of your child’s life. Educating your children about financial wellness, will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.

 

Top Five Student Debt Myths: Busted!

04/24/2018

According to recent statistics regarding student debt in our country, Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, which is spread out among nearly 44 million borrowers. Furthermore, the average amount of student loan debt for a graduate of the Class of 2016 was approximately $37,172, up six percent from the previous year. (Sources via: WSJ, and federalreserve.org)

Financial Industry Partner Summit - Sneak Peek

04/04/2018

On April 12, GreenPath will host a Financial Industry Partner Summit. GreenPath partners will visit our global headquarters to learn more about the bigger picture of financial wellness, while getting a taste for some new methods of problem solving that we are utilizing in our work.

This year, Chinmay Aradhye (Principal Behavioral Scientist & UX Researcher) and Emory Nelms (Senior Researcher) will provide the keynote experience. We sat down with Chinmay and Emory to get some background on the event and provide a sneak peek.

Our Favorite Financial Life Hacks for Saving

04/04/2018

The journey to financial wellness is one filled with all sorts of new discoveries. Once you commit to turning your financial life around, you’ll discover more about yourself, such as your true needs and wants.

You’ll also figure out some interesting and simple cost-saving strategies—or life hacks—that you can carry with you for life. We’ve learned a lot of tips over the years through talking with clients. Here are some of our favorite things you can do to improve your financial life.

Money Matters for New Parents

03/19/2018

Becoming a new parent is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your life. It can also be very disorienting as you try to take care of a new human, manage your relationship with your partner, and adjust to your new role and identity. During pregnancy, parents are consumed with visits to the doctor’s office and reading baby book after baby book. But something that is often overlooked is how your little bundle of joy will impact your financial outlook. Here are some key things to think about:

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