The Money Mentor Blog
8/3/16  Career & Education
The day-to-day impact of financial stress on your employees

With 52% of employees stressed about their finances, financial wellness is no longer a nice-to-have benefit. It’s important for both employees and employers.

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7/26/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Which home improvement project pays off the most?

What factors should you consider when making decisions about home improvement projects? Learn how to weigh your personal design preferences with resale value considerations.

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7/21/16  Career & EducationGetting Out of Debt
The pros and cons of consolidating your student loans

You can’t outrun your student loan debt, but you do have options for getting it under control. Learn more about how you can lower your interest rate by consolidating your federal and private loans. 

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7/15/16  Housing
Home prices continue to trend upward

May 2016 national home price data showed increases of 5.9 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent month-over-month. Prices are approaching parity with their 2006 pre-crash peak levels in most major markets – and are reaching all-time highs in some states – but are fears of a housing bubble justified? 

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7/13/16  Housing
How to make wise financial decisions about smart home technology

Smart home technology and appliances are fun toys to play around with. But rather than simply being cool, savvy consumers are finding new ways to use this in-home technology to save money and improve their lives.

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7/6/16  Credit 101
Two ways to increase or build your credit score today

Did you know that you can often lower your credit utilization ratio and raise your credit score by getting a credit line increase on your credit card? And if you’re just starting to build or rebuild your credit, asking a financially established relative or friend to add you as an authorized user on their credit card can help you to build your credit history.

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