The Money Mentor Blog
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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6/20/16  Savings & Retirement
7 steps to reaching financial goals more easily

Being responsible and working on your financial goals can feel like such a pain at times. Get some tips on steps you can take to make reaching those goals easier.

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6/16/16  Grab Bag
How much does it cost to raise a child in the U.S.?

Our blogger Allison is expecting a baby any day now, and to prepare for the financial shock of parenthood, she has researched what every new parent needs to know about being financially prepared for baby. 

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6/7/16  HousingSavings & Retirement
Where to retire abroad? 7 popular destinations

Heading towards retirement but worried about how to afford it? You may have an easier financial time of it by choosing to retire outside of the United States, where your savings can go further. 

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