The Money Mentor Blog
10/20/16  Grab Bag
Teen’s Got Cents: financial advice for teens and their parents

Eva Baker started her blog at 15 to help fellow teens learn money basics before they went off to college. She focuses on advice that’s relatable and will help teens be money smart – without putting them to sleep.

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10/13/16  Grab Bag
How much do elections really cost

Elections are expensive, costing money, time and energy – and they may even cost you a Facebook friend or two. But when it comes to the actual dollars and cents, just how expensive are national elections?

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10/6/16  HousingSavings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Is it better to rent or buy a home in retirement?

Empty nesters face an important decision when downsizing: In retirement, should you rent or should you own?  Learn about some pros and cons of each. 

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10/4/16  Credit 101Getting Out of Debt
Should I rescue my child from their financial mistakes?

While it’s natural to want to provide for loved ones, it’s often difficult to know where to draw the line when it comes to rescuing teens, college students and adult children from their financial blunders.

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9/29/16  Career & EducationUp Your Security IQ
‘Cracking cards’ scammers target college students via social media

Each year, people fall victim to a scam known as “cracking cards.” Scammers crack into debit card accounts and leave card owners on the hook for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Now, these scammers are using social media to target victims – especially college students and new grads who are strapped for cash.

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9/23/16  Savings & Retirement
Climb to new heights with a Certificate ladder

One way savers can benefit from compounding interest while minimizing risk and maintaining a relative degree of liquidity is through an investment practice known as CD laddering. It's easy to use traditional Savings Certificates as a means to build wealth over time.

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