The Money Mentor Blog
11/24/15  Up Your Security IQ
5 tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

Online shopping is convenient, but it’s not without its headaches. Scammers can use the busy online shopping season to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Here are a few ways to protect yourself.

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11/23/15  Grab Bag
How’s our economy REALLY doing? Three key economic indicators

There's always another story about how the economy's doing — and each one seems to contradict the other. Fortunately, you don't need a Master's in Economics to decipher what's happening. These three indicators can help you make sense of it all.

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11/23/15  Smart Spending Tips
Black Friday shopping tips from a veteran

Checking out Black Friday sales for the first time? Get some tips for success from a Black Friday veteran. 

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11/19/15  Savings & Retirement
Is the new myRA retirement account right for me?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who doesn’t have the benefit of an employee-sponsored retirement account, saving for the future just got a little easier thanks to the recently unveiled myRA savings account.

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11/18/15  Housing
Home prices continue to increase

U.S. home prices continue their upward march, showing an increase of 0.6% in September 2015 vs. August and a 6.4% increase year-over-year.

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11/13/15  Savings & Retirement
Important Social Security updates for those interested in File and Suspend

Social security isn't in dire straits just yet; the core social security benefits remain unchanged. But some of the “loopholes” that many retirees have used for decades will be ending at the end of 2015 (with extensions going through May 1, 2016).

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