Get Out Of Medical Debt

  • January 23, 2016
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Debt

Cost is generally the last thing on your mind when you or a loved one needs medical care. Health is the only thing on your mind, particularly in an emergency or a life threatening illness. However, medical expenses are an important part of your financial wellness picture. Here’s what you need to know in order to get out...

Extended Warranties: Make the List or Break the Bank?

  • December 11, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Savings

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...

Sobrevivimos a las festividades (Surviving the Holidays) – The San Fernando (CA) Valley Sun

  • November 25, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Español, News

(Editor's note: The information below from Katie Bossler is based on a recent news release on preparing for the holiday season, watching for sales, don't overspend or over-buy...) Sobrevivimos las festividades al reflexionar sobre nuestras bendiciones con una abundancia de comida en torno a un pavo como parte central...

7 tips for using budget apps safely – (Yahoo Finance and Money Magazine)

Budget apps such as and can help spendthrifts track and control spending. They also carry a security risk, as they require users to hand over sensitive information such as credit card and bank account numbers, then allow the apps access to that information. In this era of headline-grabbing...

What to Do if Your Gift Card Declares Bankruptcy

We all have a few of them either rubber banded together or lost in the back of our kitchen junk drawer: gift cards in all colors and denominations. But, what are your rights if a store closes, is sold, or declares bankruptcy? What should you do if your gift card declares bankruptcy? Recently, The Wall Street Journal...

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...

Financial heuristics: Creating money rules to live by –

  • April 13, 2015
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • Category: Blog, Budgeting

We all have financial rules that we live by. Some help us save money, such as a policy of waiting 24 hours before making an impulsive purchase. Other rules end up costing us, such as a tradition of rewarding yourself with a new gadget whenever you land a new client. There's a psychological term for making rules or...

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