The Money Mentor Blog
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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5/26/16  Housing
Is a for-sale-by-owner home the right move for you?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be considering the do-it-yourself route: a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home listing. Learn more about the pros (you can potentially save thousands!) and cons (lower average sales price, plus time, energy, and negotiation commitments) of FSBO.  

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5/23/16  Smart Spending Tips
Do you need added insurance when you rent a car?

You may know that most auto insurance policies also cover you when you are driving a rental car.  But did you know that if you don't own a car – and thus don't have auto insurance – paying for a rental car with your Alliant Visa credit card gives you Collision Damage Waiver coverage? You can say "no thanks" to the rental company's add-on policy that costs you $$$.  

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5/18/16  Housing
Home values continue to increase in most markets

The housing market continues to report strong growth in home values, despite a slower rate of appreciation in oil states. A key contributing factor to the continued good news in the housing sector is historically low interest rates that make homes affordable for more consumers.

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5/10/16  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
The six best budget summer vacation spots for 2016

Taking a vacation doesn’t have to completely drain your wallet. Whether you prefer taking a road trip or flying to an exotic locale, these places offer plenty of fun activities that won’t bust your budget. 

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5/4/16  Grab BagSavings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
The best recent personal finance articles

April was national Financial Literacy Month, and some great financial advice was shared by personal finance experts throughout the month. Check out a few recent articles that one of our bloggers found especially useful and compelling. 

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