The Money Mentor Blog
5/7/15  Housing
The benefits of a preapproval letter

Before you start shopping for a home, learn about the benefits of a mortgage preapproval from Redfin's Dan Bergman.

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5/6/15  Career & Education
Looking for a new job? Avoid these social media mistakes

Learn five must-read tips about how to manage your social media presence when job hunting – whether you’re looking for your first job or your fifth.

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5/1/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
Online dating: Believe it or not

Online dating has become mainstream and is a good fit for some people. Here are some considerations and statistics about using an online service to find your Mr. or Ms. Right.

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4/30/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
How to be a great sports parent

Parents invest a lot of time, money and emotion to ensure their kids play sports well, but this involvement can backfire. Here are tips on how to be a constructive influence on helping your kid enjoy sports and develop sport skills.

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4/29/15  Alliant NewsGrab Bag
Where are they now? Catch up with Alliant’s 2003 scholarship winners

What’s new with the winners of Alliant’s first Members Scholarship Program in 2003? Find out what two of the winners are up to.

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4/24/15  Credit 101Housing
Do you really need to save 20% for your mortgage down payment?

Since the recession, there’s been considerable uncertainty around the minimum needed for a down payment. Do you need a full 20% down payment now to qualify? That’s a big chunk of change….what if you could put less down?

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