The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
11/16/17  Up Your Security IQ
5 tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

Online shopping is convenient, but it’s not without its headaches. Scammers can use the busy online shopping season to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Here are a few ways to protect yourself.

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11/9/17  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
Do you need trip insurance for your vacation?

If you’re wondering whether to buy trip insurance for your next vacation, check out this summary of what trip insurance can cover and when it’s worth the cost. 

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10/20/17  Grab Bag
Estimating medical costs for 2018:  Part 2 – Types of medical expenses to plan for

It’s annual benefit enrollment time, which means you're likely trying to estimate your out-of-pocket medical costs for the coming year to can make sure the contributions to your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA) are as accurate as possible. Let's review a few of the costs you should consider when estimating your medical expenditures for next year.

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10/17/17  Grab Bag
Estimating medical costs for 2018:  Part 1 – HSAs and FSAs

It’s annual benefit enrollment time for many Americans workers, and for most of us, that means estimating out-of-pocket medical costs for the coming year to make sure the contributions to your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA) are as accurate as possible. In the first article of this two-part series, we review the difference between FSAs and HSAs and a few of the basics of contribution limits and options for each.  

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10/5/17  Grab Bag
The benefits of online banking

Security, account management and even better rates are just some of the reasons to celebrate online banking.

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10/3/17  Alliant News
Alliant now pays even higher interest on savings accounts

The amount of interest you earn on your Alliant savings accounts has increased for the fourth time in the past year. Why now? Learn what one of our bloggers learned when she asked that question of company leaders. 

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