The Money Mentor Blog
2/23/15  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtHousingSavings & Retirement
This America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

We are pleased to participate in America Saves Week – a week dedicated to sharing ways for those in the Alliant family to save more than ever. Start now by reading through this article from Katie Bryan at America Saves to learn more about taking your financial future into your own hands.

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2/19/15  Savings & Retirement
Have you left retirement assets at past jobs?  Know your rollover options

Your retirement plan may offer you several options for managing your retirement plan assets when you change jobs or retire. Understanding these choices will help you make the right decision. Learn more about the options available to you after you change jobs. 

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2/17/15  Savings & Retirement
Planning for retirement in your 60s

In Part Five of our five-part series on saving for retirement at different ages, we examine retirement planning strategies for those in their 60s. Learn about the benefits of working through at least part of your 60s and how you can get accurate estimates of your future Social Security benefits and some of the factors involved in deciding when to file for Social Security. 

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2/16/15  Housing
Home prices barometer

U.S. home sale prices in December continued a 34-month trend in year-over-year increases, with December 2014 prices showing an increase of 5.0% nationwide compared to December 2013, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. 

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2/15/15  Housing
Starting veggies from seeds to transplant in your garden

An easy way to increase the savings realized from your gardening hobby is to start your own plants from seeds instead of buying plants at the local garden center or from a garden/seed catalog. Get some tips on container, soil, lighting and watering needs to start your own seedlings successfully. 

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2/14/15  Housing
Make your backyard into a five-star hotel for birds

February is National Bird Feeding Month. Learn about the three fundamental things the birds in your back yard need most: water, food and shelter.

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