GreenPath FREE Financial Counseling
NorthStar has proudly teamed up with GreenPath Financial Wellness, to bring you a free financial management program. Through comprehensive education and exceptional service, GreenPath has been assisting individuals for more than 50 years.
As a member of NorthStar, you can call GreenPath to receive assistance with:
- Personal and family budgeting/money management
- Understanding your personal credit report and how to improve your score
- Housing services
- Student loan counseling
- Debt repayment (fees may apply)
- Avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession
GreenPath can give personalized answers to your individual needs. For issues ranging from a proactive savings plan to saving a home from foreclosure, advice is only a phone call away.
GreenPath counselors are available Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (EST), Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. To use this service, simply call 1-877-337-3399 toll-free or visit the GreenPath website.
Also, you can view GreenPath’s monthly newsletters for advice, tips and relevant news features. In the newsletter, you’ll read about budgeting, debt negotiation and debt management issues. You’ll also collect tips for saving money, protecting yourself from financial scams and for improving your life.
GreenPath University exists to provide you with a high-quality, user-friendly, financial education website. The content is specifically chosen by GreenPath financial counselors to ensure you have access to the most up-to-date money management resources in the industry – where and when you need it.
GreenPath University is not an actual accredited University or Academic Institution but is an extension of GreenPath Debt Solutions.
CheckRight is a web-based checking account management education module from GreenPath designed to teach you how to manage a checking account. Use CheckRight if:
- You are looking to open a checking account for the first time or
- You have had difficulty handling an account in the past.
Among other things, CheckRight will help you learn how to:
- Open an account
- Write checks
- Make deposits
- Maintain a check register
- Reconcile an account
- Create a spending plan
CheckRight is a self-study program that allows you to learn at your own pace. Once you have read through the chapters, you will be directed to take a quiz that will test your knowledge of checking accounts.
BudgetSmart is an exciting, easy-to-use software budgeting tool from GreenPath that uses graphics, pop-up boxes and bar charts to help you manage your
money more effectively. You can use the program to:
- Determine how you want to spend your income
- Track how you are actually spending your income
- Learn how to adjust areas where you are overspending
- Determine how a major purchase or change in income would impact your budget
Download the program to your computer FREE of charge, and you're on your way to creating your own personalized budget!