Financial Wellness Articles

Tools and Tips
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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How to Protect Yourself from Overdraft Fees

These days, fees are a common feature of daily life. Avoid overdraft fees with these 5 tips from GreenPath Financial Wellness.

Real Stories Ep 37: Finding Forgiveness: David Tackles Loans, Law School, and Supporting a Family

David knows first-hand the importance of financial education and access to resources and opportunities. Listen to his story about tacking student loans, law school, and family.

Women, Finance, and Money Myth Busting

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to honor glass ceiling busters by busting some common misconceptions about women in the financial sphere.

Managing the Ups and Downs of Homebuying & Owning – Recorded Webinar

Learn how to navigate the homeownership journey as interest rates rise and manage your budget during a hardship.

5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

There are a number of ways you can improve your credit score. Here are 5 tips to responsibly build your credit and boost your credit score.

Surviving a Layoff: Your Checklist for Managing Finances

These five steps can help you stay as financially healthy as possible if you are facing an income loss.

Follow The Green Brick Road: A Conversation with Kimberly Ford

When it comes to money, the members of Keesler Federal Credit Union have a strong advocate in their corner: Kimberly Ford.

Real Stories Ep 36: Molly MacDonald Survives and Builds a Financial Bridge for Others

Molly McDonald, a single mom of five, rebounded from a financial catastrophe. Her family faced the potential loss of their home. Listen to her story.

Advice for Couples with Different Money Personalities 

While money talk may not be the most romantic thing you do in February, being on the same financial page with your partner is important. Learn how to match up your money personalities.

Fall in Love with Your Money – Recorded Webinar

Embracing your money personality can positively shape your spending and saving habits in the year ahead. Join us February 8th.

Money Mentors: 5 Black Influencers who Simplify Finance

In honoring Black history throughout February and year-round, we’re spotlighting financial gamechangers whose voices are shaping the way we think and talk about money.

The Pros and Cons of Student Loan Consolidation

There are pros and cons to student loan consolidation. Consolidating means taking out a brand new larger loan to pay off all of your smaller loans.

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.