The Money Mentor Blog
12/1/16  Smart Spending Tips
Holiday party ideas on a budget

Whether you prefer your holiday parties served with egg nog, potato latkes or both -- there’s no doubt a good holiday party gets everyone in the spirit of the season. But, that doesn’t mean hosting a holiday party needs to upend your December budget.

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11/29/16  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtSavings & Retirement
What should I do after I pay off my credit card debt?

Once you’ve paid off your last credit card bill, what should you do next? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, some options may align to your financial goals better than others. So, give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back and consider these tips to put yourself on the path to long-term financial wellness. 

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11/16/16  Alliant News
Why you should care that your bank’s employees are happy

Studies show a link between good customer service and high employee satisfaction.

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11/10/16  Smart Spending Tips
How to ensure your charitable contributions are tax deductible

Many Americans make their annual charitable donations in December each year. Learn how to ensure your contributions to good causes also help reduce your taxes.

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11/9/16  Savings & Retirement
IRA and 401(k) contribution limits for 2017

Learn more about the adjustments the IRS has announced to retirement plan contribution limits for the 2017 tax year.

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11/6/16  Smart Spending Tips
Are all-inclusive vacations a better deal than DIY adventures?

Whether you’re flying solo or bringing the whole family along for the ride, it can be tricky to decide whether it’s better to plan a trip on your own or book an all-inclusive vacation package. 

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