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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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Managing Debt During a Divorce 

If you are facing a divorce, there are likely many concerns running through your mind such as how to manage debt during a divorce.

Show Me the Money: 5 Ways to Demystify Finance for Your Kids

Children’s foundational understanding of money management—how to count it, save it, and spend it—begins with the conversations they’re having at home.

Real Stories Ep 35: Stephanie – Finding Opportunity in Adversity

Stephanie has navigated payday loans, credit card debt, student loans, a foreclosure and an eviction. Listen to her story.

Set Yourself Up for Financial Success in 2023 – Recorded Webinar

Learn about tools and tips to avoid (or overcome) five common money challenges and take the right steps on your financial wellness journey in the New Year.

This Year I Will…

Now that the champagne toasts, noisemakers, and midnight countdowns are in our collective rear-view, have you given any thought to your new year’s resolutions?

Make Money Resolutions That Stick

Eliminating debt, learning new spending habits, or building savings are choices that can change your life.

Making a List, Checking it Twice: Your End-of-Year Financial Wellness

It has been a game-changing year, and while we can’t opine much on your New Year’s resolutions, what we can do is offer up some financial planning tips.

Wage Garnishment 101: What You Need to Know

Wage garnishment is when you leave a debt unpaid and the court requires your employer to “garnish” or withhold a portion of your wages to pay back the debt.

Real Stories Ep 34: Practical Tips from Three Personal Finance Experts

Episode 34 features the best financial advice from three experts: Danny, Shannon, and Amanda. Listen to their tips on how to achieve financial wellness.

Feeling that Holiday Pressure to Spend, Spend, Spend? Here’s How to Stay on Track

Feeling the holiday pressure to spend? Here are some tips for enjoying the holidays without overspending. It’s best to look ahead.

Identity Theft: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself – Recorded Webinar

In an age where we are increasingly connected through technology, protecting your devices and your online presence is vital.

Money Saving Tips to Avoid a Holiday Hangover

There are practical ways to avoid piling on debt so you can pile on other things. Like cozy sweaters and bread pudding calories.

Protecting Yourself From Holiday Identity Theft

The hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season can leave people more vulnerable to identity theft. Here are some tips for protecting yourself.

What to Know About Store Credit Cards

The lure of applying for a credit card at the cash register to snag a discount can seem like a good idea. But it’s best to be cautious.

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.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Budgeting Tips from GreenPath

Many online sales encourage you to buy more than you need. Discounts or free shipping often are based on a minimum purchase. Careful not to spend more than you planned.

Take These Steps with Your Student Loans

The pause continues on federal student loan debt collection and reduced interest rates on federal student loans to 0% until December 2022.

Money Lessons to Be Grateful For

While money certainly isn’t everything, it is important. As we work to stay positive and focus on keeping an attitude of gratitude, here are three money lessons to be grateful for.

Real Stories Ep 33: Derek – Inspiring Change in His Community (Pt. 2)

In part 2 of Derek’s story, he talks about his inspiration to start a financial education program for his fellow inmates which he enhanced with materials from GreenPath.

Veterans and Financial Health: A Guide for Veterans on How to Budget and Manage Money

Veterans deserve support and resources to stay on a positive financial footing. Learning how to manage personal finances can benefit every family – in and out of uniform.

What Is Your Money Personality? – Recorded Webinar

Your money personality affects your attitudes, behavior, and financial choices you make – as well as the consequences of those choices.

These Holiday “Two-Dos” Can Keep You Financially Healthy All Season Long

With inflation at record 40-year highs, managing money will be even more important this holiday season. Learn how to stay on track.

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 Completing FAFSA for College Financial Aid

FAFSA is an application to determine a student’s eligibility for receiving federal loans or state funding. The FAFSA is not a loan or source of funding.

Housing Counselors Help You Stay in Your Home

The home-buying process can be overwhelming and stressful. GreenPath housing counselors are here to walk you through the process.