The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
12/17/15  Credit 101
How many credit cards should I have?

With a seemingly unending stream of credit card offers, it’s important to understand how your use of credit affects your credit score – for good and bad – before you sign on the dotted line. 

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12/16/15  Credit 101
How holiday shopping can impact your credit score

Between the elaborate window displays, sparkling lights and tantalizing sales, it's easy to get caught up in holiday shopping fever. But it’s important to keep an eye on your spending. Going overboard could not only take a toll on your budget — it could also damage your credit score. 

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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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