The Money Mentor Blog
5/18/16  Housing
Home values continue to increase in most markets

The housing market continues to report strong growth in home values, despite a slower rate of appreciation in oil states. A key contributing factor to the continued good news in the housing sector is historically low interest rates that make homes affordable for more consumers.

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5/10/16  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
The six best budget summer vacation spots for 2016

Taking a vacation doesn’t have to completely drain your wallet. Whether you prefer taking a road trip or flying to an exotic locale, these places offer plenty of fun activities that won’t bust your budget. 

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5/4/16  Grab BagSavings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
The best recent personal finance articles

April was national Financial Literacy Month, and some great financial advice was shared by personal finance experts throughout the month. Check out a few recent articles that one of our bloggers found especially useful and compelling. 

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4/29/16  
#MoneySmartWeek 2016: Money saving tips & budgeting tricks from our Money Smart Alliant members

In celebration of Money Smart Week 2016, we asked our money-savvy Facebook fans to share with us how to save money and stick to a budget. Here are their money-saving tips (and our two cents, too!). 

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4/21/16  Grab Bag
Keys to financial literacy:  FinLit Summit 2016

Key takeaways from the 2016 Financial Literacy Summit at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.

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4/15/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Spring home maintenance: Give your gutters some tender loving care

To protect your home from water damage, you should keep your home's gutters clean. Get tips on how to save by cleaning your own gutters.

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