The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
4/2/15  Up Your Security IQ
Why it’s best to sign for debit card purchases

When you use your debit card to pay for a purchase, it’s safer to sign for this transaction rather than use your PIN. Find out why.

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3/30/15  Alliant News
Want to be the boss of your bank? Join a credit union!

Did you see the recent Chicago Tribune article detailing why credit unions are growing increasingly popular in the U.S? If you missed the article by Gregory Karp, we've summarizes some of the key facts he shared about how credit union memberships have risen recently.

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3/29/15  Grab Bag
Is term life insurance right for you?

Explore the benefits of term life insurance, which provides your family with a level of security for a relatively small monthly payment.

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3/26/15  Grab Bag
Five tips for filing your taxes

If you’re a tax procrastinator and haven't yet filed your 2014 tax return, we've got some tips to help you avoid common tax filing errors.

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3/25/15  Smart Spending Tips
Should you rent or buy a musical instrument for your budding prodigy?

Learn about some of the factors you should consider when your child wants to learn an instrument and you have to decide whether you should rent or purchase one. 

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3/24/15  Credit 101
Understanding APRs when shopping for a loan

When you’re shopping for a loan, it's important to understand how much it will cost you to borrow the money and pay it back, including principal, interest and fees. As you look at different financing options, you'll see the term APR. Learn what APR is and how it helps you to shop for a loan. 

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