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  • June 17, 2021
  • By: P.T. Phan

FINANCIAL COUNSELING ARTICLES

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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Financial Wellness

Child Ta Credit What to Know About the Child Tax Credit Families with dependent children are about to receive advanced payments as part of the American Rescue Plan’s expansion of the Child Tax Credit.
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student loan ombudsmen Tips to Find Your Student Loan Balances – U.S. News & World Report Many technical careers are available in today’s job market. Getting an apprenticeship program, along with advanced education, is a good way to prepare for success.
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Why Credit Matters Why Credit Matters Understanding your credit is easier than you may think. Building it properly has its benefits. It can help with everything from buying a car, house,…
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Debt Management

Mother&# ;s Day Advice 3 Things that Mom – or a Mother Figure – Suggests You Keep in Mind About Your Finances With Mother’s Day upon us, there are some things Mom – or a Mother figure in your life - would suggest you keep in mind…
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figure out your finances Steps to Take to Figure Out Your Finances Since April is Financial Literacy Month, it’s a good time to figure out your finances and the steps to take when it comes to debt.…
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financial tools Financial Tools for Success April is Financial Literacy Month -  a good time to consider the importance of financial literacy education, especially with the economic uncertainties caused by the…
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Credit Management

Prepaid Cards Are prepaid cards effective budgeting tools? As a national nonprofit guiding people to financial health and wellness, we often get questions about the use of prepaid cards to help manage monthly…
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financial tools Financial Tools for Success April is Financial Literacy Month -  a good time to consider the importance of financial literacy education, especially with the economic uncertainties caused by the…
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credit card spring cleaning Get Ready for a Credit Card Spring Cleaning Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with a credit card spring cleaning! (Really – we’re serious.) Just like a…
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Housing

Bills You Should Pay First Bills You Should Pay First Which bills should you pay first? Food, medicine, childcare, mortgage/home expenses, auto, child support, income taxes and then unsecured debts.
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Mortgage Forbearance Options after a Mortgage Forbearance
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Back In Step After Forbearance How to Move Forward as COVID Forbearance Relief Meets First Timing Milestones
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Student Loans

student loan ombudsmen Tips to Find Your Student Loan Balances – U.S. News & World Report Many technical careers are available in today’s job market. Getting an apprenticeship program, along with advanced education, is a good way to prepare for success.
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Managing Student Loan Debt Managing Student Loan Debt During COVID-19
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savings plan College 529 Savings Plan A 529 savings plan is a tax-advantaged option designed to encourage saving for future college costs. There are two types of 529 plans.
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Creating A Budget

teaching children how to budget Teaching Children How To Budget March 3, 2021 Teaching children how to budget at a young age, will be helpful for them later in life. When your child gets money as an allowance…
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Reasons To Budget 5 Reasons to Make a Budget April 29, 2021 Making a budget and following it are two powerful financial habits. It’s not always easy, or fun at first. But it is one of the…
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