8 Holiday Shopping Hacks to Help You Save Big This Season

Posted by Melissa Pashak, Marketing Specialist on November 15, 2021

Ready, set… charge! The holiday shopping season is here, and between inflated prices, the rising cost of gas and the urge to splurge this time of year, it can be harder than ever to stick to your budget. Here, we’ve listed eight holiday shopping hacks to help keep your spending under control while still finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. 

1. Make a list and check it twice

It’s not just for groceries—this tried-and-true shopping hack can really help you keep costs down this holiday season. When you shop with a list in hand and you’re careful to stick to it, you can make responsible shopping decisions instead of buying anything and everything that catches your eye. 

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Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

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

That cackling, long-haired witch might send your heart fluttering with fear, but these Halloween scams are even spookier! Here’s what to know about these common Halloween scams. 

 1. The Joker

Desperate for money before the holiday shopping season hits? Looking to pad your pockets with a bit of extra cash? Scammers know this all too well, and target consumers with messages promising loads of money for very little work. All you need to do is send a small amount of money to a designated digital address via CashApp, Venmo, or another money transfer app, and your money will be doubled, tripled, or more. 

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6 Steps to Crushing Debt

Posted by Melissa Pashak, Marketing Specialist on October 13, 2021

October is National Financial Planning Month, and it's the perfect time to review your finances and take action for better financial success.

It’s time to kiss that debt goodbye! Getting rid of high debt will take hard work, willpower and the determination to see it through until the end, but it is doable. Here, we’ve outlined six steps to help you start crushing debt today. 

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Get Smart About Credit Card Warning Signs

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on October 4, 2021

This month’s Get Smart About Credit Day gives us a great opportunity to get on the right foot with credit.

If keeping up with credit card balances has become a challenge, it’s smart to assess your overall financial picture and your spending habits.

Remember: taking on credit card debt is borrowing money you haven’t earned yet. It is smart to keep the focus on this fundamental truth.

To get smart about credit cards, be aware of the common warning signs that might indicate issues with credit card usage:

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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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