Back to School: How to Talk to Kids About Money

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on August 26, 2021

When we think of back to school, we think of what our kids will learn to set themselves up for success as adults.

Among these is understanding finances and managing money. Parents may question the best time to start teaching kids about money and many experts answer - the sooner the better.

Kids can learn a lot watching their parents, especially watching the preparations at the beginning of the school year. What they see can set a pattern for life.

Everyone looks forward to new beginnings, even as we continue to manage the challenges the pandemic provides. Now is a great time for the whole family to establish new habits.

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Beat Summer Boredom

Posted by BALANCE on July 13, 2021

At some point during the long summer, kids are bound to say the words every parent dreads: “Mom, I’m bored!” Oh sure, there are many things to do—amusement parks, costly trips to the mall, and summer camps—just to name a few. But thrifty moms and dads can keep kids happy without having to break the bank. With a little creativity, you can still uncover a variety of ways to keep your children stimulated with little or no cost. Here are some budget-friendly activities to enjoy during the long summer months:

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When Should I Do It Myself and When Should I Leave it to the Pros?

Posted by Melissa Pashak, Marketing Specialist on June 25, 2021

Q: Which home improvement projects can I tackle myself, and which should I leave to the pros?

A: In today’s world, when you can look up how to do practically any project online, it’s tempting to want to do everything yourself, but it isn’t always the best choice. Attempting to do a project on your own can sometimes end up costing more time, money and mess than it’s worth. Here’s how to know when to do it yourself, and when to leave it to the pros.

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Resume Writing Tips for Recent College Grads

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on May 20, 2021

As students around America graduate, hundreds of thousands of people will soon enter the full-time workforce for the first time. Many of you may be asking, “How do I land my first job when I don’t have any experience?”

One key tool for job seekers is a resume.

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9 Ways to Freshen Up Your Finances

Posted by BALANCE on April 26, 2021

When it comes to spring cleaning, most people target their homes. And while it’s always a good idea to reduce clutter and clean up, don’t forget to refresh your finances as well. That’s right, it’s time to scrub away bad financial habits and dust off your savings goals.

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Financial Literacy for Kids

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on April 19, 2021

Practical money management skills learned at an early age can have a lasting impact on the rest of your child’s life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of their life. Educating your children about financial wellness will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.

Here are some great ways to teach your kids about money.

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Raising Money-Smart Kids

Posted by BALANCE on April 15, 2021

Every year, American children receive over $15 billion in allowance, gifts and wages – reason enough to start teaching children money management and consumer skills at a young age. The following tips can make the difference between a child who grows up to be financially secure – and one who isn’t.

Teach by example: The best way to instill good financial habits is by “walking the talk.” For instance, when you go shopping, include your kids in the process – planning, budgeting, and comparing prices and quality. If they urge you to buy something that is over budget, explain that spending more on the item you’re purchasing today is not as important as saving up for something else you need or want in the future.

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Get Ready for a Credit Card Spring Cleaning

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on April 2, 2021

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 thorough spring cleaning improves your home and gets everything in tip-top shape, a credit card spring cleaning will make a difference in your financial situation.

 

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12 Tips for a Financially Healthy Family

Posted by Melissa Pashak, Marketing Specialist on March 22, 2021

Just as we practice staying in good physical health, it’s also important to be sure we are practicing good financial health. Financial check-ups are a great way to be sure that you and your family are on the right financial track. Here are 12 tips to help get you started.

1. Track spending to know where your money goes. Identify expenses that can be reduced or eliminated—and take immediate action.

 

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