The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
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
Why financial literacy is important

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  Savings & 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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4/2/15  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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