The Money Mentor Blog
11/19/14  Savings & Retirement
IRA Basics

Learn the basics of Individual Retirement Accounts.

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11/1/14  Alliant NewsCareer & Education
Meet Alliant’s 2014 National Education Program winners

More than 100 students competed in Alliant’s 2014 National Education Program for gift cards redeemable for computers and related items. These young scholars (and Alliant members) harnessed their imaginations – as well as a variety of media – to respond to the questions “What do I want to be when I grow up?” and “How can a computer enrich my education?” Read about the winners.

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11/1/14  Credit 101Getting Out of Debt
Will you find a credit card in a Millennial’s wallet? Not likely.

Look into a Millennial’s wallet and what are the odds that you’ll see a credit card? Only 37%! Millennials, after weathering the Great Recession and becoming averse to financial risk, generally see a credit card as a means to spend money they don’t have and a sure-fire way to go into deep debt. Meanwhile, in the long term, by not using credit cards as a credit building tool, they could be putting their future credit at risk. 

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11/1/14  Grab Bag
The economics of Thanksgiving

If you’re like 88% of American households, you will sit down for a Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey. That turkey will weigh, on average, 16 pounds, and you’ll end up eating 3,000 calories. You’ll also be participating in one of the most crucial days in the U.S. economy. Learn some facts and stats about this special holiday and how you might save some money and eat fewer calories this year.

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10/30/14  Grab Bag
Resources for estate planning and medical advanced directives

Yesterday’s blog post reviewed some of the components of estate plans. Today, we review some resources that can help you to complete your estate plan in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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10/29/14  Grab Bag
Estate Planning Basics

Having an estate plan will give your family a financial outline after you pass away or become disabled. Although there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” estate plan, learning what an estate plan entails may help you decide how to proceed to create yours.

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