5 Common Credit Card Myths, Debunked

Do you remember the first time you used a credit card or who taught you about them? Maybe you had a parent or money mentor who explained best practices or—like one of our recent Real $tories guests—you had to learn things the hard way (like so many of us do.) Credit cards have become an integral [...]

By |2023-10-24T09:14:18-04:00October 24th, 2023|Budgeting|0 Comments

Try These Ten Financial Life Hacks

As interest rates increase and prices for everyday items continue to move higher, many people are looking to make their money go farther, save more, or make their financial life easier. You might also look to manage consumer debt as part of your overall financial picture. A financial life hack [...]

By |2023-10-12T11:30:19-04:00October 12th, 2023|Budgeting|0 Comments

Rest, Recharge, and Save with a Staycation

As we welcome the arrival of fall and the 2023/24 school year, it’s worth acknowledging that many of us may be experiencing the Summer Blues as the result of high interest rates and historical inflation. In 2023, you might have felt forced to choose between making new vacation memories or sticking to a strict budget. [...]

By |2023-10-03T14:30:05-04:00October 3rd, 2023|Budgeting|0 Comments

Affordable Elegance: Planning a Wedding on a Budget

As one of the most popular months to tie the knot, September can be a spendy month for couples saying “I Do.” According to the matrimonial number crunchers over at The Knot, 43% of 2022 weddings took place between September and November, with the average wedding costing $30,000. And then there’s [...]

By |2023-09-25T15:59:44-04:00September 20th, 2023|Budgeting|0 Comments

Building Your Financial House

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s “Building Your Financial House” (BYFH) is a comprehensive financial education dedicated to help participants build a strong financial foundation and a brighter future! Think financial education is boring and just about budgeting? The program uses simple language, real life examples, tools for practicing financial skills, and FUN to [...]

By |2023-09-20T16:07:36-04:00September 19th, 2023|Budgeting, Building Credit|0 Comments

What to Do if You’re Late Making Car Payments

Life can be unpredictable and challenging at times, and missing a car payment might seem tempting as a temporary solution. GreenPath’s financial experts often talk to people on this bumpy road. During the call, counselors emphasize the importance of staying on track with car payments. Making regular, on-time car payments [...]

By |2023-09-15T11:34:41-04:00September 15th, 2023|Budgeting|0 Comments

Food Inflation: What’s Behind it and How to Cope

As measured by the Consumer Price Index for food at home, grocery prices increased 3.4% in 2020, a faster rate than the 20-year historical average of 2.4%.1More recently, food inflation accelerated by 6.5%during the 12 months ending in December 2021, while prices for the category that includes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs spiked 12.5%.2 Food [...]

By |2023-02-10T14:43:48-05:00April 29th, 2022|Budgeting, Investment Center|0 Comments

How to Correct an Error on Your Credit Report

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), credit report errors more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the CFPB found that many pandemic protections which were designed to help consumers, such as loan forbearance periods on federal student loans and federally backed mortgages, ended up negatively impacting their credit reports as a [...]

By |2023-02-10T14:44:13-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Budgeting, Building Credit, Investment Center|0 Comments