The Money Mentor Blog

Alliant's Money Mentor Blog

Money Mentor, Alliant Credit Union's blog, offers insightful financial tips about credit scores, debt management, budgeting, saving, mortgages & more.

9/22/22  Credit & Loans
Will a personal loan help or hurt my credit score?

A personal loan could help or hurt your credit. Before you apply for a personal loan, it's a good idea to understand your credit score and how a personal loan could affect it.

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9/22/22  Credit & Loans
6 things you want to know about personal loans

Personal loans could be a quick way to get cash but how do they work, what can they be used for, and is it the right loan for you? Here are some answers.

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9/21/22  Mortgage & Home
10/6 ARM or 10/1 ARM vs. 30-year fixed: Which mortgage is right for you?

When deciding how to finance or refinance your home, you need to explore all options. Read about tips to help you choose between an adjustable or fixed rate.

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9/15/22  Fraud Prevention & Security
How to protect yourself from financial phone scams

With so many financial phone scams out there, learn what warning signs you should look out for and how to protect yourself if a scammer targets you.

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9/14/22  Credit & Loans
Is a balance transfer a good idea for your finances?

Are you wondering, "Is a balance transfer a good move?" You can learn more about this financial option and decide whether it would benefit your situation. 

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9/14/22  Budgeting & Saving
What makes a good everyday card? 4 tips on how to compare

This guide to a good everyday card includes tips on how to compare credit card options and what to consider when using a card for everyday purchases.

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