The Money Mentor Blog
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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11/10/15  Up Your Security IQ
3 scams that target military veterans (and how to avoid them)

After all of the sacrifices our vets have made, it’s hard to believe anyone would want to take advantage of them. But such scammers exist, so it’s important to keep an eye out for these red flags.

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11/5/15  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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