Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on July 29, 2022
Inflation continues to put pressure on household budgets. From groceries to gas, record - breaking inflation means the purchasing power of your money is decreasing each month. Our partner GreenPath Financial Wellness offers you the following steps to keep “budget aware” to help navigate this period of high inflation, however long it lasts
Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on April 19, 2022
With prices rapidly rising on everyday items, perhaps your savings plan has gone by the wayside. These tips will help you find more money in your budget – starting with saving at the grocery store.
Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on April 4, 2022
According to most definitions, the term financial literacy refers to understanding how to effectively manage household finances, handle debt, create a budget, and build savings.
Working toward financial literacy is the foundation of your relationship with money and can set you up for a lifetime of financial health and wellness.
As a trusted national nonprofit, GreenPath can be part of your lifelong journey to financial literacy, especially in the areas of managing personal finances, budgeting, saving, and managing debt.
Posted by BALANCE on March 18, 2022
How much better would Americans be with money if we were intentional about teaching good money and savings habits at a young age? We’ll focus on ways to positively model and influence children and teens regarding money, spending habits, and saving. It’s never too early to start teaching your children about saving, budgeting, and money matters.
Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on March 15, 2022
As spring makes its way here and summer is on the horizon, this makes it a great time to provide some financial education for your money-smart kids. Let them help you plan a vacation that won’t break the bank with the following three tips.
Posted by BALANCE on February 21, 2022
The easiest way to save? Automatically! It doesn’t matter how much, what you’re saving for, or why you are saving. When you make the smart decision to have a portion of your income automatically deposited into a savings account, you have increased your chance for success. Today, our focus will be driving Americans to take action by saving automatically through the split deposit.
Posted by BALANCE on February 16, 2022
Many of the ways in which you spend your money comes from nothing more than a habit. From spending $15 on lunch every day to dropping $150 on new shoes, your costly habits can be a slow but steady drain on your finances. If these habits are bad for your finances, think about developing good habits that will boost your finances. Here are seven simple, good money habits you can adopt to help you keep more of your paycheck:
Posted by Jolt Financial Group & CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) on February 15, 2022
You’ve been faithfully saving, spending wisely and investing for years in preparation for a comfortable retirement, and you have a lot to be proud of. But making the transition from accumulating money to actually spending it in retirement is a part of financial planning that isn’t always talked about.
Have you thought about how your savings can be used to provide predictable income in your golden years? Or how your investments may need to offset inflation to ensure you don't run out of money?
It’s important that your savings continues to work for you. Consider these four ways to help further diversify your income in retirement and continue your active lifestyle.
Posted by BALANCE on January 21, 2022
Spending analysis is much more than setting a budget. It’s taking an honest look at where your money is really going, figuring out where it should be going, and then getting it there.
Do You Know Where Your Money Is Going?
Unless you are checking your bank account after every purchase, you may not realize how much you are spending. It’s easy to swipe cards, send money via payment apps, and sign up for “free trials” that end up in recurring subscription fees. Left unchecked, these transactions can seriously drain your bank account, limit your ability to save, and rob you of fun expenditures like traveling!