The Money Mentor Blog
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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4/9/15  Grab BagSavings & Retirement
Keep the change, kid: Teaching about money the Aunt Pam way

Learn how one of our bloggers is teaching her nieces and nephews about money by letting them pay for purchases themselves and keep the change for their piggy banks. 

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4/7/15  Grab BagSavings & Retirement
Flat Austin visits Alliant for National Youth Credit Union Month

If there are kids in your life, you may have already participated in a school project related to Jeff Brown’s <em>Flat Stanley</em> books.The nephew of one of our bloggers recently sent her a "Flat Austin" and she brought him to visit Alliant. Found out what Flat Austin saw at Alliant headquarters and what he learned talking to our Chicago branch manager. 

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