The Money Mentor Blog
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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1/30/15  Grab Bag
The dollar bill: believe it or not

A dollar is the basic monetary unit in the United States, but how much do you really know about it? Here are some basic and interesting facts about this important note of legal tender.

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1/29/15  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Five tips on how to book and pay for a hotel

Vacationing at a hotel should be fun, with a minimum of hassles. But if you’re not in the know, you may encounter some snafus that will drain your pocket book and ruin your fun. Here are five tips to know about how to book and pay for a hotel.

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