The Money Mentor Blog
11/19/15  Savings & Retirement
Is the new myRA retirement account right for me?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who doesn’t have the benefit of an employee-sponsored retirement account, saving for the future just got a little easier thanks to the recently unveiled myRA savings account.

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11/18/15  Housing
Home prices continue to increase

U.S. home prices continue their upward march, showing an increase of 0.6% in September 2015 vs. August and a 6.4% increase year-over-year.

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11/10/15  Up Your Security IQ
3 scams that target military veterans (and how to avoid them)

After all of the sacrifices our vets have made, it’s hard to believe anyone would want to take advantage of them. But such scammers exist, so it’s important to keep an eye out for these red flags.

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10/22/15  Alliant News
Introducing the winners of the #IAmAlliant social media contest

We’re excited to announce the winners of our #IAmAlliant social media contest. We asked you to tell us how we’ve done more for you and your money, and we received more than 1,000 entries via Twitter and Facebook. Drumroll, please...

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10/15/15  Smart Spending Tips
Is your favorite charity using donations responsibly?

Whether you’re donating money because you believe in the cause, enjoy the tax deductions or simply think it’s the right thing to do – it’s important to ensure you’re donating to a legitimate charity. And that your charity is using the money responsibly. Find out how you can double-check.

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10/5/15  
Paying off your credit card debt: How debt snowballs & avalanches work

When experts in debt reduction talk about ways to pay off credit card debt, they often talk about two differing methods that are named using a snow metaphor: One is called the debt snowball and the other is called the debt avalanche. But what do they mean when they talk about a snowball versus an avalanche? And how can you decide which method is the right approach for you?

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