The Money Mentor Blog
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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4/23/15  Savings & Retirement
Monkey see, monkey do: make them Wild About Saving

Teach children how to save for their goals and they’ll have one of the most difficult aspects of finance under their belt by the time they're teens – being consistent savers. Get a few ideas to help your children get Wild About Saving! 

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4/22/15  Housing
Home price barometer

U.S. home sale prices increased by 5.6% in February 2015 compared to February 2014.This increase represents 36 months of consecutive year-over-year increases.

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4/21/15  Grab BagHousing
Is it OK to let your cat roam outside?

If you own a cat, you may have considered letting it go outside. Is it right to deprive your cat of its natural instinct to experience the adventure of hunting and roaming in the great outdoors? 

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4/20/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Be on the lookout for springtime home repair scams

Eager to begin home improvement projects? Beware of home contractors who do shoddy work, offer too-good-to-be-true deals and could cheat you out of thousands of dollars. Here are tips to avoid home repair scammers.

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4/16/15  Grab Bag
Global leaders discuss urgency of millennial’s financial literacy at #FinLitSummit

We attended the #FinLitSummit held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago yesterday – and wow, were we blown away by the insights shared by a diverse group of global finance and tech leaders.

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