The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
4/19/17  Career & EducationCredit 101
Is graduate school really worth the cost?

Is getting a graduate degree worth the cost in time, tuition, lost income and student loan debt?  

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4/15/17  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Reno projects to increase your home’s value

Money invested in maintaining and upgrading your home generally comes back to you, at least in part. According to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, homeowners can expect an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value gains for every dollar spent.

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4/14/17  Alliant NewsGrab Bag
Empowerment through personal finance education: #FinLitSummit 2017

Our Money Mentor team spent an inspirational morning attending the 2017 Financial Literacy Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read about the insights we gained and the insightful comments of the panelists at this year's event. 

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4/3/17  Alliant NewsCredit 101Grab BagSavings & Retirement
Federal interest rate hike a plus for Alliant members

What does it mean for your wallet when the Federal Reserve Board raises interest rates? Get the scoop on this key economic indicator and learn how it affects Alliant rates. 

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3/16/17  Grab Bag
An Alliant member’s story: Managing marital finances

Smart money guest blogger Leigh T. shares how her nuptial agreement works and how it helped spark important financial conversations in her marriage.

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3/10/17  Grab Bag
Auto roundup: The best value cars of 2017

Choosing the best value car can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. With a little research, resolve and luck, you’ll be driving home in one of the best cars for the money in no time flat.

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