The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
8/5/15  Up Your Security IQ
Phishing scams turn 20 years old: A (brief) history and current trends

You’ve been warned to avoid phishing attacks since the moment you opened an email account, and for good reason. But how long has phishing actually been around? And how did it come to be?

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7/30/15  Smart Spending Tips
Ready for a new car? Buy one that retains its resale value

When you buy a new car, your vehicle's depreciation is the single biggest expense for the first five years. Here’s how to buy a car that will hold its resale value.

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7/29/15  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Should you get a rewards credit card?

What do you need to consider when deciding if you should get a rewards credit card? We’ll clue you in to the key deciding factor, along with a couple of situations which are exceptions to the usual rule of thumb. 

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7/15/15  Smart Spending Tips
Enjoy a romantic (and inexpensive) picnic

A romantic, luxurious picnic with your loved one doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn how to be a picnic connoisseur without breaking the bank. 

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7/14/15  Smart Spending Tips
Are Black Friday in July Sales Worth Your Money?

This summer, July 15th is not just a random Tuesday. It’s Amazon’s new “Prime Day,” the mega-retailer’s stab at a Black Friday event in July. They’re promising better deals than you will find in November and plenty of hoopla – and they’re not alone. Target, QVC, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers are joining in the "Christmas in July" sales event. 

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7/13/15  Alliant News
Alliant earns Great Rate Awards for savings and loans

Want to benefit from great rates on your savings and loans? Look to Alliant, winner for the seventh consecutive year of Great Rate Awards from Datatrac, America’s largest financial rate monitoring firm. 

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