The Money Mentor Blog
2/9/16  Career & EducationCredit 101Getting Out of DebtHousingSavings & Retirement
Three ways student loans can impact your life after graduation

A full 45 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 who have student loans have put off a major life event because of their debt. That includes things like buying a house, saving for retirement, even buying a car — all because they’re worried they can’t afford it.

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1/27/16  Housing
Home price barometer, January 2016 update

Housing prices continue their slow rise, approaching – and in some segments and markets, surpassing – their pre-housing-crisis peak values. Homeownership remains affordable for buyers, however, when measured by the monthly payment on a new home because lower interest rates counteract higher home prices. 

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1/26/16  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Financial tips for 2016

Did you make a resolution to get a handle on your finances in 2016? Here are a few tips to get you started moving in the right direction.

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1/21/16  Savings & Retirement
What’s the best way to plan for early retirement?

Retiring in your 40s, 50s or early 60s may sound enticing, but it typically requires years of planning and extreme discipline. If you’re hoping to pull off the great escape of early retirement, keep these tips in mind.

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12/28/15  
Four great money moves to make before the year ends

It always pays to keep an eye on your finances, but taking time at the end of each year to assess where you stand can help you start the next year off on the right financial foot.

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12/22/15  Smart Spending Tips
Tips and tricks to use up your FSA contributions by year-end

Did you have lower than expected medical expenses in 2015 and now have use-it-or-lose-it money left in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If so, we've got some great ideas on how you can use up those dollars. 

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