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.

7/23/21  Mortgage & Home
Condo or single-family home? How it can affect your mortgage

If you're trying to decide between a condo and a single-family home, check out these considerations.

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7/9/21  Budgeting & Saving
Suze Orman’s three key numbers to financial security: 740, 88 and 70

These three simple numbers won’t help you win the lottery, but they will ensure a more affordable life now and in retirement. Learn why Suze says she lives by these digits.

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6/30/21  Banking Tips
Benefits of opening a bank account for a child

A bank account can teach children the value of money management and the importance of saving. Don’t pass up the opportunity to pass down lessons that could last a lifetime.

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6/23/21  Credit & Loans
Dos and don’ts when adding authorized users to a card

Adding an authorized user to your credit card account can help the authorized user build credit, but the arrangement must be created carefully to avoid pitfalls.

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6/16/21  Banking Tips
What to look for in a savings account

The features of a savings account can vary, so look over them carefully when choosing a savings account. Pay particular attention to interest rates and fees.

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6/15/21  Budgeting & Saving
How to smartly use community college as a stepping stone by Suze Orman

Learn why Suze says you could save tens of thousands of dollars by starting your college career at a community college.

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