The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
5/8/18  Savings & Retirement
How do target date funds work?

Target date funds can be a great option to simplify the process of maintaining a diversified and balanced portfolio for long-term goals like retirement or college savings. Learn what they are, how they work and why someone might invest in a target date fund. 

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5/1/18  Career & Education
How to pay for graduate school

After working for a few years, you are ready to take your career to the next level. Graduate school is incredibly rewarding but also a big financial investment. Here are some ways you can financially prepare yourself for your advanced degree.

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4/26/18  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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4/24/18  Smart Spending Tips
What’s the best way to spend money abroad?

Cash or card? Read about smart tips for overseas spending to avoid fees and unfavorable rates.

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4/12/18  Credit 101Housing
Deciding between a cash-out refi or a home equity loan

When you need to access the equity in your home, a home equity loan, a HELOC and a cash-out mortgage refinance are all viable options. But what factors should you consider when choosing the loan option that's right for you?

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4/5/18  Alliant News
How are bank rates determined? And why are banks opening fewer branches?

Our member service team gets a wide range of questions, but some are more frequent than others. We often get questions about how credit unions set their rates and why Alliant has limited branches. So, here's the inside scoop.

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