The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
10/4/16  Credit 101Getting Out of Debt
Should I rescue my child from their financial mistakes?

While it’s natural to want to provide for loved ones, it’s often difficult to know where to draw the line when it comes to rescuing teens, college students and adult children from their financial blunders.

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9/29/16  Career & EducationUp Your Security IQ
How to spot the ‘cracking cards’ scam

Each year, people fall victim to a scam known as “cracking cards.” Scammers crack into debit card accounts and leave card owners on the hook for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Now, these scammers are using social media to target victims – especially college students and new grads who are strapped for cash.

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9/23/16  Savings & Retirement
Climb to new heights with a Certificate ladder

One way savers can benefit from compounding interest while minimizing risk and maintaining a relative degree of liquidity is through an investment practice known as CD laddering. It's easy to use traditional Savings Certificates as a means to build wealth over time.

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9/15/16  Alliant NewsCareer & Education
Meet Alliant’s 2016 Member Scholarship winners!

Over 200 applications were submitted for this year’s Alliant Member Scholarship Program. Get to know the five high-achieving Alliant scholars selected as this year’s winners. 

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9/7/16  Housing
How to stage your home for an open house

When you put your home on the market, proper home staging may be the difference between getting zero offers on a home and receiving multiple offers.

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8/27/16  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtSavings & Retirement
What are the financial implications of getting a divorce?

If you’re going through the difficult process of separating from a spouse, there are some personal finance tips you should keep in mind. Being conscious of these core financial issues related to divorce can help soften the blow and be a first step down the long road toward resolution. 

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