The Money Mentor Blog
2/23/16  Savings & Retirement
Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2016

​Try these five simple steps during America Saves Week 2016 to help yourself save automatically – and successfully

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2/16/16  Up Your Security IQ
How to best protect your identity in the new year

The risk of identity theft is all around us. Whether you’re sharing your personal information at the doctor’s office, swiping your debit card at a big-box retailer or simply throwing away your bills without shredding them, it’s possible for your sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands. Learn how to stay safe.

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2/12/16  Up Your Security IQ
Identity thieves want your tax refund. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Preparing one’s taxes can be stressful. Now, there’s the added stress of having to avoid tax refund fraud. Increasingly, scammers are finding ways to steal Social Security numbers to file fraudulent returns and receive other people’s refunds. Learn steps to prevent falling prey to tax refund fraud and what to do if you are victimized.

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2/9/16  Career & EducationCredit 101Getting Out of DebtHousingSavings & Retirement
Three ways student loans can impact your life after graduation

A full 45 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 who have student loans have put off a major life event because of their debt. That includes things like buying a house, saving for retirement, even buying a car — all because they’re worried they can’t afford it.

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1/27/16  Housing
Home price barometer, January 2016 update

Housing prices continue their slow rise, approaching – and in some segments and markets, surpassing – their pre-housing-crisis peak values. Homeownership remains affordable for buyers, however, when measured by the monthly payment on a new home because lower interest rates counteract higher home prices. 

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1/26/16  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Financial tips for 2016

Did you make a resolution to get a handle on your finances in 2016? Here are a few tips to get you started moving in the right direction.

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