The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
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
2 ways to increase 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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6/7/16  Smart Spending Tips
The top 10 summer road trip essentials

When planning what to bring on a road trip, there are obvious items (keys? check!), but there are also plenty of things you might only think about once your car’s passed a state line -- especially things with a financial bent.

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