The Money Mentor Blog
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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12/11/14  Grab Bag
Surviving holiday travel

Tens of millions of Americans travel by road, rail and air during the holiday season. If you're traveling, keep in mind that many other people are traveling too, so patience is a necessity. Learn some tips to survive your holiday travels without having a meltdown.

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12/1/14  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
The best way to pay for a rental car: Credit card or debit card?

Not long ago there was just one way you could pay for a rental car – by credit card. Now, many car rental agencies let you book and pay for a car with a debit card. What are the pros and cons of using each kind of card? And which method of payment makes sense for you?

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12/1/14  Alliant News
Alliant helps Chicago’s Prescott School students earn an A+

Alliant forged a supportive relationship with Chicago’s Prescott School (pre-K to 8th grade) in 2009. Since then, our employees and the charitable Alliant Credit Union Foundation have pitched in to help the school as it earned a top 1% rating in learning growth. Find out about how we support Prescott, plus see a bunch of fun “thank you” notes from Prescott students.

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12/1/14  Alliant News
Your feedback improves our members’ experience

Alliant wants all our members to receive friendly, efficient and personalized service. To help us succeed with this mission, we’d love to get your feedback. Read how Alliant reaches out for member input via surveys and product reviews. Learn how recent feedback has helped us make upgrades in providing best-in-class member experiences.

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11/26/14  Smart Spending Tips
Skip the Black Friday doorbusters – give gift cards instead

Although Black Friday deals can be nice, if you’d like to stay home this year but still want to give gifts your family and friends will value, consider gift cards, and keep in mind that the packaging can make or break a gift card as a present.

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