The Money Mentor Blog
2/10/15  Savings & Retirement
Saving for retirement in your 50s

In Part Four of our five-part series, we discuss retirement savings strategies for those in their 50s. Learn about tax-advantaged catch-up contributions, consolidation of "orphaned" 401(k) accounts from previous employers, and how your empty nest can help you to save more for your retirement. 

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2/5/15  Up Your Security IQ
Using alerts to improve the security of your accounts

Learn about the types of email alerts you can set up in Alliant Online Banking to monitor your account transactions and protect yourself against fraud. 

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2/4/15  Up Your Security IQ
Alert: Tax ID Phone Calls

As tax season revs up, be on high-alert for fraudsters seeking personal identity information. Scammers are seeking Social Security numbers in hopes of stealing a tax refund or getting a job with your identity. 

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2/3/15  Getting Out of Debt
Saving for retirement in your 40s

In Part Three of our five-part series, we discuss retirement savings strategies for those in their 40s. Learn how completing an accurate retirement income calculation can help you get a clearer picture of where you stand and review some ways that you can step up your retirement savings. 

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2/1/15  Alliant News
Jumbo Certificates are here – and higher rates for savings too

Your Alliant savings accounts with balances of $100 or more now earn an even higher rate of interest than before, AND if you have extra funds on hand, you can earn even higher rates – up to 2.15% APY! – with an Alliant Jumbo Certificate. Learn about our new rates and the basics of Certificates.

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1/31/15  Up Your Security IQ
Beware of the stranded man hoax

Beware of emails that begin with phrases, such as “I’m writing to you with tears in my eyes.” You may be the recipient of a scam message by someone who has hacked your friend’s email account. Learn about the “stranded man” hoax and how to avoid being victimized by it.

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