The Money Mentor Blog
4/19/17  Career & EducationCredit 101
Is graduate school really worth the cost?

Is getting a graduate degree worth the cost in time, tuition, lost income and student loan debt?  

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4/15/17  HousingSmart Spending Tips
How to Increase Your Home’s Value with Your Next Big Improvement Project

Money invested in maintaining and upgrading your home generally comes back to you, at least in part. According to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, homeowners can expect an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value gains for every dollar spent.

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4/14/17  Alliant NewsGrab Bag
Empowerment through personal finance education: #FinLitSummit 2017

Our Money Mentor team spent an inspirational morning attending the 2017 Financial Literacy Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read about the insights we gained and the insightful comments of the panelists at this year's event. 

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4/7/17  Smart Spending Tips
What should you do with your tax refund?

Follow this handy flowchart to figure out the smartest thing you can do with your tax refund.

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4/3/17  Alliant NewsCredit 101Grab BagSavings & Retirement
Federal interest rate hike a plus for Alliant members

What does it mean for your wallet when the Federal Reserve Board raises interest rates? Get the scoop on this key economic indicator and learn how it affects Alliant rates. 

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4/1/17  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
3 ways to tackle your travel budget

Our Money Mentor blog contributors share their smart strategies for travel budgeting to help spark ideas for taking charge of your vacation fund.

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