Tag: budgeting

It’s Groundhog Day

It's February 2 and that means it's Groundhog Day! Before 1993, that meant waiting for Punxsutawney Phil to come out of his Pennsylvania burrow to see if we'd have an early spring or not. But, in the early 1990s, the day took on a new meaning, when Bill Murray starred in the movie "Groundhog Day." Essentially, he was forced...

Staying Within A Holiday Budget

  • December 21, 2016
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

For many Americans the holiday season is an opportunity to focus on the things that matter most in life.  Exchanging gifts is a long-standing tradition and is a way many share joy with loved ones. This tradition may also bring upon financial strain. GreenPath has some advice for staying within a holiday budget. At this...

Seven Steps to Financially Prepare Yourself for the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, now is the perfect time to review your money management practices and work towards a debt-free holiday. Here are seven quick tips that will help you financially prepare for the holidays, budget and tame your use of credit, when it comes to gift-giving, entertaining and more! First...

Income Increases

At GreenPath, we always encourage people to review their budgets, whenever income increases, to ensure the new income can be put to work positively, instead of simply spending more. The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that median 2015 US household income rose 5.2 percent, or $2,798, over 2014. This is the first...

7 tips for using budget apps safely – CreditCards.com (Yahoo Finance and Money Magazine)

  • August 6, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Budget apps such as Mint.com and YouNeedABudget.com can help spendthrifts track and control spending. They also carry a security risk, as they require users to hand over sensitive information such as credit card and bank account numbers, then allow the apps access to that information. In this era of headline-grabbing...

Thinking about splurging on a vacation using your tax refund?

It's that time of year: Many who are receiving a tax refund are weighing what to do with it. Will you use your tax refund to plan for a summer getaway? Put it away for the holidays? Splurge? Spend? Save? GreenPath counselor Kathryn Bossler discusses the pros and cons of using your refund for a spring or summer getaway: Is...

Budgeting 101: Learn the Basics – FOX Detroit (video)

  • May 12, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

(WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit) - We work. We get paid. We still have no savings. How do we fix that? The first and most important step to effective financial planning is developing and implementing a budget. Andrew Johnson from GreenPath Financial Wellness says budgeting simply means to live within one's financial means. But...

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