The Money Mentor Blog

Alliant's Money Mentor Blog

Money Mentor, Alliant Credit Union's blog, offers insightful financial tips about credit scores, debt management, budgeting, saving, mortgages & more.

8/15/17  Mortgage & Home
Tips for hiring a contractor for your remodeling project

The right contractor can help make your dream home a reality. These tips can help you find the perfect partner for your next home improvement project.

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8/8/17  Budgeting & Saving
6 steps to financially prepare for college

Before going off to college, follow this checklist to help ensure you’re ready to manage your money on campus.

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7/25/17  Credit & Loans
Know the difference between hard vs. soft credit inquiries

Credit inquiries can impact your credit score. Learn how hard and soft credit pulls differ and when you can expect each to occur.

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7/19/17  Budgeting & Saving
5 side hustles to earn extra money

Looking for a second, part-time gig to earn a few extra bucks? Check out these ideas for “side hustles” that can help you make ends meet, reduce your debt or meet savings goals sooner. 

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7/12/17  Budgeting & Saving
How to save money on teen driver insurance

Having a teen driver in your household can add as much as $1,500 to your family's annual auto insurance premiums. Here are a few ways you can lower the insurance costs for your teen.

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6/23/17  Mortgage & Home
What’s the best way to pay for a home remodel project?

Credit cards? A home equity loan? Understand your options for financing home projects before you get started.

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