Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tax Day looming? Opening a savings account can help you save on that refund!

If you are a procrastinator when it comes to filing your taxes, you aren’t alone. According to the Internal Revenue Service, up to 25 percent of all Americans wait until the last two weeks before Tax Day to file their … Continue reading

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Tax refund tips: Have you heard of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 distribution?

By Sara Gilbert, GreenPath General Manager for Colorado and Wyoming The average tax refund last year was just less than $3,000 — about the same amount expected for returns being filed now. For many of us, money and expenses are … Continue reading

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Identity theft the top complaint to the FTC – what to do about it if you become a victim

The Federal Trade Commission recently released its 2012 annual report of complaints received last year. Overall they received more than two million complaints against companies and programs.  You can see the entire list at the bottom of this post, and … Continue reading

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GreenPath Counselor Receives 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award

Ellen Bernards, a counselor for GreenPath Debt Solutions of Madison, Wisconsin, was awarded the 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award by Governor Scott Walker in a ceremony at the State Capitol on March 1. Ellen was one of 21 recipients of … Continue reading

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Don’t be the 81% – Checking Your Credit Report and Score Can Help Your Bottom Line

As New Year’s resolutions to get your personal finances into better shape fade away, here are two reminders of just how important your credit scores and credit reports are to your bottom line. Credit score can affect auto rates Kiplinger’s … Continue reading

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