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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...

Tips for Back-to-School Savings – KIOS Omaha Public Radio

  • July 29, 2016
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

It may only be the end of July, but many kids start school next month.  And with the start of school comes the rush to buy students all the school supplies and clothes they need. But before you head out to the stores, Katie Bossler, a financial counselor with GreenPath Financial Wellness, has some money saving tips for...

Power of pennies – CUNA

  • June 2, 2016
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

During the April National Youth Savings Challenge, more than 33,350 young credit union members committed to healthy savings habits by depositing $8,401,462 into their saving accounts and certificates of deposit. The power of pennies is that they can add up quickly. Every little contribution overtime helps. Held in partnership...

ATM Fees Can Break the Bank

At GreenPath, we remind our clients of some of the obvious ways to save money: Pack your lunch a few days a week, cut back on the gourmet coffee and stick to your budget. Also, we remind them to consider how they use automated teller machines because ATM fees can break the bank. Recently, there was a story about ATM...

7 Ways to Save Money for an Emergency Fund – Investopedia

  • January 7, 2016
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Media Coverage

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and some of them can really put a dent in your budget. Emergency situations, such as repairing a car, replacing an appliance, paying a large health insurance deductible, or taking an unexpected trip, can deplete your savings or cause you to make unwise decisions that may cripple...

Extended Warranties: Make the List or Break the Bank?

The holiday shopping season is in full swing! And, likely, if you have gadgets on your gift list, you are going to be asked about purchasing an extended warranty. But does it make sense for your pocketbook? (Recently, the Wall Street Journal talked about the plusses and minus of extended warranties.) So, when is it a...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Budgeting Tips from GreenPath

  • November 23, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: News Releases

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – November 23, 2015) As we start the 2015 holiday shopping season, here is some money management advice, just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “First, try and keep it in perspective when it comes to shopping,” said Katie Bossler, GreenPath Financial Wellness personal finance...

GreenPath Shows Ways to Save and Prevent Overspending this Holiday Season

  • October 8, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: News Releases

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - October 8, 2015) The holiday season is nearly upon us, which means many Americans will soon be sitting down and deciding how much they will be able to spend on gifts, food, and entertainment. GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide nonprofit credit counseling and education service, has released...

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...

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