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.

9/6/22  Banking Tips
College students: How to find low-cost internet and affordable laptops

Are you a college student looking for a reduced-price laptop or desktop computer for school? Here are resources to find affordable digital devices and low-cost internet services.

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9/2/22  Budgeting & Saving
3 ways teens can save money this summer

Exploring the ways teens can make money this summer can help young adults who want to save for their future and become more financially independent.

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9/2/22  Credit & Loans
5 tips to help your significant other/partner boost their credit score

Exploring how to help your partner improve their credit score can level the playing field in your relationship and boost your combined buying power.

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9/1/22  Budgeting & Saving
What every family needs to know about Medicare by Suze Orman

When parents are caught off guard by the cost of coverage, it can fall to their adult children to help pay. Here’s how to work as a family to make smart choices.

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8/31/22  Banking Tips
NCUA vs. FDIC: When you know how it works, you can “rest insured”

The National Credit Union Association (NCUA) provides credit union members no-worry coverage up to $250,000 on deposit accounts, just like the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) does customers of traditional banks. 

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8/24/22  Banking Tips
Share certificate vs. CD (certificate of deposit)

Why does Alliant have share certificates and not certificates of deposit? Here's how a share certificate is similar and how it can help you reach your financial goals.

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