Financial Wellness Articles

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for Managing Your Finances

Get information, tools and tips for managing your finances, getting out of debt, improving your credit and more. These articles are written by GreenPath staff, based on the needs that we learn about from our clients.

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Make a Plan to Save 20% or More on Your Energy Bills

If your utility bills put a crunch on your budget, there are easy steps you can take to reduce energy usage and save on your energy bills. Read more here!

Como crear tu propio éxito financiero

Descubre el éxito financiero con GreenPath, una organización con más de 60 años de experiencia. Supera desafíos financieros y obtén asesoramiento gratuito. ¡Llama hoy mismo para iniciar tu camino hacia una mejor situación financiera!

Budget-Friendly Strategies for Charitable Contributions

Learn budget-friendly strategies for charitable giving this holiday season and make a meaningful impact without breaking the bank.

Real Stories Ep 45: LeAnn Leans In

Explore LeAnn’s debt-to-freedom journey in Episode 45: “LeAnn Leans In.” Key moments, insights, and advice await!

Get Your Money in Holiday Mode

Conversations continue about rising interest rates and inflationary pressures during the holidays, which might put a dent in your holiday budget.

What to Know About 401K and 403b Retirement Plans

401k and 403b retirement plans are employer-sponsored and allow employees to deduct money from their paychecks and deposit it in a retirement account.

Five Part Checklist To Improve Your Financial Fitness

Are you financial healthy? Here is a five part checklist to help you improve your financial fitness and achieve your financial goals.

Resources for Veterans: From Service to Financial Stability – Recorded Webinar

Join us as we discuss some of the challenges our veterans face, as well as resources for and solutions to those challenges.

4 Ways Student Loan On-Ramp Reduces Stress

Unlock stress relief with the 12-month On-Ramp Period for federal student loans. Explore payment flexibility and debt solutions.”

Giving To Others Makes Us Happy

Everyone talks about “paying it forward,” and researches seem to agree that if you give more, you’ll get more. Several studies show that giving to others makes us happy.

Breast Cancer UnAwareness Month™: Strategies for Financial Resilience

Pink Fund extends a helping hand, while GreenPath provides complimentary financial counseling for comprehensive support.

5 Common Credit Card Myths, Debunked

KEY TAKEAWAYS Credit cards are a valuable financial tool but also the source of many myths and misconceptions. Some myths include the notion that carrying multiple cards is bad, closing

Real Stories Ep 44: The Cost of Credit: Renita

Follow Renita’s journey from an innocent credit card application to overcoming a crippling debt burden with GreenPath’s help.

Sinking Funds: Your Savings Strategy for (Un)Expected Expenses – Recorded Webinar

Join us as we discuss the concept of sinking funds and how you can structure your savings to prepare for the unexpected.

What to Know About Student Grant Programs

Student grant programs are free financial aid that you are not required to repay. Federal and state governments commonly fund student grants.

Try These Ten Financial Life Hacks

Smart money management is within reach when you understand how to improve your financial life. Try out these 10 financial life hacks.

Cumpla el Sueño de Comprar una Casa (Fulfill the Dream of Buying a House) – Recorded Webinar

¿Sueña con comprar una casa para usted y su familia? Permítanos ayudarle a conocer mejor el sistema y a como navegarlo con confianza.

Rest, Recharge, and Save with a Staycation

Embrace the art of staycationing to find tranquility and savings all in one. This guide explores how to achieve ultimate relaxation, recharge your energy, and keep your budget intact, all while enjoying a memorable staycation experience.

4 Steps to Take to Learn about Debt Settlement

Debt settlement is a process of negotiating with creditors to accept a percentage of the full amount on debt that is charged off or severely delinquent.

Demystifying SAVE: A Plan for Student Loan Relief

Discover the new SAVE Plan and its game-changing benefits. Learn how this income-driven repayment option offers more affordable payments.

Real Stories Ep 43: Khalil Drives Himself to Financial Success

Khalil partnered with GreenPath to improve his credit and pay down his debt helping him purchase his first vehicle.

Managing Household Finances During a Strike

When there is a worker’s strike, households can face some unique challenges. Whether you’re directly involved or indirectly affected, keeping a few things in mind can help ease the situation.

Affordable Elegance: Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Tips for planning a wedding on a budget. September is a popular months to tie the knot, It can be expensive for couples saying “I Do.”

Alternatives to Bankruptcy

There are bankruptcy alternatives that may make more sense for your situation. Learn about your options to avoid bankruptcy.

What to Do if You’re Late Making Car Payments

People are “feeling the budget squeeze” each month when making that car payment. Read more to learn how to ease the budget.