The Money Mentor Blog
7/27/17  Career & EducationGrab Bag
One Alliant member’s money-smart plan to pay for college

Get inspired by Alliant’s Smartest Financial Decision Contest winner and her family’s financially savvy moves in planning for their kids’ education.

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7/25/17  Credit 101
Know the difference between hard vs. soft credit inquiries

Credit inquiries can impact your credit score. Learn how hard and soft credit pulls differ and when you can expect each to occur.

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7/19/17  Career & EducationGetting Out of Debt
5 side hustles to earn extra money

Looking for a second, part-time gig to earn a few extra bucks? Check out these ideas for “side hustles” that can help you make ends meet, reduce your debt or meet savings goals sooner. 

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7/12/17  Career & EducationSmart Spending Tips
How to save money on teen driver insurance

Having a teen driver in your household can add as much as $1,500 to your family's annual auto insurance premiums. Here are a few ways you can lower the insurance costs for your teen.

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7/6/17  Smart Spending Tips
5 spectacular budget vacation ideas for under $5,000

Looking to explore the world without breaking the bank? Read about five ideas for international travel that you can enjoy for under $5,000.  

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6/30/17  Credit 101
How is your credit score calculated?

Whether you’re applying for student loans, securing a mortgage, or opening up a fresh line of credit, there are few things more important than your three-digit credit score. Learn more about credit scores and how they are calculated.

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