The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
4/15/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Spring home maintenance: Give your gutters some tender loving care

To protect your home from water damage, you should keep your home's gutters clean. Get tips on how to save by cleaning your own gutters.

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4/6/16  Up Your Security IQ
What to do when you’ve become a victim of a data breach

Learn what steps you should take when you become victim of a data breach. 

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4/5/16  Savings & Retirement
Using a Roth IRA as an emergency fund

Did you know that all of the money that you contribute into a Roth IRA can be withdrawn with no penalty? That’s what makes a Roth IRA a great secondary emergency fund.

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3/29/16  Alliant News
80th Anniversary Contest Winners

As part of our 80th anniversary year celebration, we asked members to help us envision Alliant’s future 80 years from today. Check out the winning entries and the resulting illustrations. 

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3/15/16  Grab BagSavings & Retirement
What your investments and Final Four brackets should have in common

Just like you can’t guarantee which basketball team will make the Final Four, you can’t guarantee which investment will perform best for you in the long or short term. So, what can you do about it to make sure your investments work down the road?

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3/11/16  Housing
Selling your home: Is home staging really worth it?

According to some studies, home staging can increase the sale price of your home up to 10 percent. But is staging really worth the cost?

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