The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
12/1/15  Smart Spending Tips
Is December the best month to buy a new car?

Experts agree there are several times throughout the calendar year that offer favorable car buying conditions, including December; however, purchasing a new vehicle over the holiday season does not necessarily guarantee you’ll get an amazing deal.

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11/23/15  Grab Bag
How’s our economy REALLY doing? Three key economic indicators

There's always another story about how the economy's doing — and each one seems to contradict the other. Fortunately, you don't need a Master's in Economics to decipher what's happening. These three indicators can help you make sense of it all.

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11/23/15  Smart Spending Tips
Black Friday shopping tips from a veteran

Checking out Black Friday sales for the first time? Get some tips for success from a Black Friday veteran. 

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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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10/5/15  
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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