Calendar of Events
- October 23, 2021 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM): Zoo Boo!
- October 23, 2021 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM): SVSU Community Youth Days: Basketball Clinic
- October 24, 2021 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM): Zoo Boo!
- November 25th, 2021: Thanksgiving Day - CLOSED
- December 24th, 2021: Christmas Eve: Open 9am - 1pm
- December 25th, 2021: Christmas Day: CLOSED
- December 31st, 2021: New Year's Eve: Open 9am - 1pm
- January 1st, 2022: New Year's Day: CLOSED
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.