The Money Mentor Blog
8/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to protect yourself from a retailer data breach

Update on possible data breach at Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Markets and ACME Markets stores, with links to resources that include advice on keeping your credit and debit card safe. 

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8/18/14  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Getting the Best Car Deal

NerdWallet shares tips on purchasing a new car, including financing, choosing a dealership, timing your purchase, deciding on add-on features and the difference between invoice price, base price and sticker price. 

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8/15/14  Housing
Home prices barometer, August 2014

Nationwide, U.S. home sale prices increased by 9.3% in May 2014 compared to May 2013. From April 2014 to May 2014, the price of sold homes rose by 1.1% while the overall number of homes for sale also increased. Since bottoming out in March of 2012, the Case-Shiller Index, which measures markets including approximately half of American homes, has risen 27.3%.

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8/15/14  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Eight tips on buying a rug

Are you in the market for buying a rug? Rugs add color, comfort and style to a room. Learn eight rules of thumb to use in buying the right rug for your room. 

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8/15/14  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Home improvements that increase your home value most

Wondering what you can do to increase the value of your home? Check out this analysis of the home improvement projects that can give the biggest boost to the resale value of your home.

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8/14/14  Up Your Security IQ
Bitcoin update: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighs in

On Monday, August 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory about the risks of virtual currencies like bitcoin.

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