The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
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.

Read Full Article
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...

Read Full Article
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?

Read Full Article
9/23/15  Up Your Security IQ
How Alliant protects its members from fraud

At Alliant, our mission is to look out for the best interest of our members, and part of that mission is to do everything in our power to protect the security of their accounts. Here are a few ways we protect our members' information.

Read Full Article
9/23/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
Daycare vs. stay-at-home parenting: Which is better for your finances?

When you have a baby, childcare costs can eat up a huge chunk of your budget. But does it make financial sense to have one parent stay home vs. send your child to daycare?

Read Full Article
9/9/15  Getting Out of DebtGrab Bag
Five ways to increase your income

Get five simple ideas on how to increase your income to balance your budget.

Read Full Article