Tag: budget

Easter Ideas for Those on a Budget

[ 0 ] March 17, 2016 |
Easter Ideas for Those on a Budget

Americans celebrating Easter this year will spend, on average, $140.62 on the holiday – for apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food, flowers and more – according to the National Retail Federation. That’s up from last year’s average of $137.46. Put it all together, and U.S. consumers will spend an anticipated $16.4 billion on Easter baskets, eggs, […]

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America Saves Week: A Reality!

[ 0 ] February 29, 2016 |
America Saves Week: A Reality!

You may have heard some of the buzz last week around America Saves Week (#ASW). Running each year since 2007, the week is an opportunity for institutions promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. There are six main focus points for the 2016 America Saves Week. As your preferred […]

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Tips to Avoid Overspending

[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |
Tips to Avoid Overspending

With New Year’s Resolutions slowly fading, you can jump start your Financial Fitness by starting some budgeting. You can begin by analyzing your expenses over the last year, or you can start simple by cutting back on overspending in common areas.  GreenPath recently released an infographic showing how the average American overspends, highlighting areas such as […]

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Prep Your Finances for Success in 2016

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |
Prep Your Finances for Success in 2016

With 2016 already here, many people will make resolutions to manage their personal finances better.  Whether that means saving more, or setting up a personal budget, the suggestions can get overwhelming. Here are four easy personal finance goals, for you to consider, to start the New Year on the right path:   1. Set up […]

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Have a Plan Before Starting Your Holiday Shopping

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |
Have a Plan Before Starting Your Holiday Shopping

The 2015 holiday shopping season is well underway, but it’s not too late to consider some money management advice, before you venture out to the mall or on the Web. “First, try and keep it in perspective, when it comes to shopping,” said Katie Bossler, GreenPath personal finance counselor. “While some people like to get all their shopping done at […]

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Using Your Tax Refund Wisely

[ 0 ] April 20, 2015 |
Using Your Tax Refund Wisely

How to Make Your Tax Refund Keep on Giving If you’re in line for an income tax refund, don’t fall into the trap of thinking you’ve hit the jackpot and can spend recklessly. After you’ve treated yourself to a little something, explore these smart ways to invest that refund in your financial health and your […]

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Young Adults Facing More Debt than Ever

[ 2 ] August 6, 2014 |
Young Adults Facing More Debt than Ever

By Colleen Jirikovic, GreenPath Counselor, Michigan GreenPath, Inc. — also known as GreenPath Debt Solutions — is a non-profit, credit counseling organization that has been helping people get out of debt since 1961.   Millennials are facing a more challenging financial future, but they can succeed with proper planning and money management. People in their […]

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