The Money Mentor Blog
12/23/14  Grab Bag
Last minute gift guide

The holidays are practically in our laps. Get some ideas for last minute gifts to wrap up your holiday shopping checklist. 

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12/23/14  Up Your Security IQ
Alliant monitoring Staples data breach

Alliant is closely monitoring the reported payment card data breach at Staples stores. Learn more about this situation and tips to protect the security of your debit and credit cards. 

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12/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Alert: Holiday package delivery scam emails

Please be on the watch for a phony email being sent to consumers this holiday season. The email looks like it is from the U.S. Postal Service and claims that there was a problem with the delivery of a package to your home. The email is a scam, and could cause malware to be installed on your PC.

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12/17/14  Housing
How to de-ice your sidewalk and drive without de-foresting your lawn

Learn tips on keeping your driveway and sidewalks free of ice this winter while protecting your lawn from being killed by de-icers in the process. 

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12/16/14  Housing
What color should you paint your bedroom for a good night’s sleep

The color of your bedroom has a lot to do with the quality of your sleep, according to a recent study. Find out which colors are best for a night full of refreshing zzz’s. 

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12/15/14  Housing
Home prices barometer

U.S. home sale prices in October continue a 32-month trend in year-over-year increases, with October 2014 prices showing an increase of 6.1% nationwide compared to October 2013, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. All 50 states show a year-over-year home price increase, and foreclosure inventory is down 26.4% nationally during the same period. 

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