The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
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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11/6/16  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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10/28/16  Housing
6 tips for finding your first apartment on a budget

Renting your first apartment can be both exciting and overwhelming. Check out these tips so you know what to do before signing a lease. 

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10/25/16  Grab Bag
The rise of online banking in the U.S.

Every year, more and more Americans are going online to do their banking; there's even a National Online Banking Day. Alliant asked members what they like about Alliant Online Banking, and their answers echoed Pew's most recent research.

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10/20/16  Grab Bag
Teen’s Got Cents: financial advice for teens and their parents

Eva Baker started her blog at 15 to help fellow teens learn money basics before they went off to college. She focuses on advice that’s relatable and will help teens be money smart – without putting them to sleep.

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10/13/16  Grab Bag
How much do elections really cost?

Elections are expensive, costing money, time and energy – and they may even cost you a Facebook friend or two. But when it comes to the actual dollars and cents, just how expensive are national elections?

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