The Money Mentor Blog
7/21/16  Career & EducationGetting Out of Debt
The pros and cons of consolidating your student loans

You can’t outrun your student loan debt, but you do have options for getting it under control. Learn more about how you can lower your interest rate by consolidating your federal and private loans. 

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7/15/16  Housing
Home prices continue to trend upward

May 2016 national home price data showed increases of 5.9 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent month-over-month. Prices are approaching parity with their 2006 pre-crash peak levels in most major markets – and are reaching all-time highs in some states – but are fears of a housing bubble justified? 

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7/13/16  Housing
How to make wise financial decisions about smart home technology

Smart home technology and appliances are fun toys to play around with. But rather than simply being cool, savvy consumers are finding new ways to use this in-home technology to save money and improve their lives.

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7/6/16  Credit 101
Two ways to increase or build your credit score today

Did you know that you can often lower your credit utilization ratio and raise your credit score by getting a credit line increase on your credit card? And if you’re just starting to build or rebuild your credit, asking a financially established relative or friend to add you as an authorized user on their credit card can help you to build your credit history.

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6/28/16  Grab Bag
How will Brexit affect the United States?

You’ve likely heard the term “Brexit” thrown around the news a bunch in recent weeks. But what does it mean and how will it affect you?

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6/23/16  Smart Spending Tips
Is pet insurance worth It?

Did you know that in the U.S, a pet emergency happens every two-and-a-half seconds? Or, that two out of every three pets experience a serious health issue during their lifetime? With those scary stats, it’s no wonder that pet insurance is on the rise.

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