The Money Mentor Blog
8/7/14  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Did vacation blow your budget to bits?

If you spent more than you planned on your vacation this summer – or even if you just eat out more now because of your hectic schedule of work and little league games – now is the time to sit down and reassess your budget. It’s not too late to get back on track financially!

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8/6/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to Safeguard Your Digital Credentials

In light of the news this week that Russian Hackers have amassed some 1.2 billion internet usernames and passwords, we thought it would be a good time to review some best practices for safeguarding your own online credentials

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8/1/14  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Traveling outside the U.S.? Take along an EMV chip credit card

More than 2.36 billion people use EMV chip-enabled credit cards. Learn why these cards are becoming the norm worldwide, how you may encounter trouble paying for purchases outside the U.S. without one – and how to request your own EMV smartcard from Alliant today.

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8/1/14  Grab Bag
Kids: Here’s how to get ready for the next school year

Do you have a young child headed back to school this fall? Then pass along these tips to help prepare today for the school days ahead.

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8/1/14  Savings & Retirement
What are Certificates and who should consider them?

If you're ready to take your investments up a notch without a lot of stress or fuss, then it’s time to get acquainted with Certificates. Share certificates sold by credit unions are a safe way to grow your money with terms and products to fit most budgets and lifestyles. Learn what Certificates are, why someone might choose to invest in a Certificate instead of another savings vehicle and which savers are the best candidates to consider Certificates. 

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7/29/14  Grab Bag
How popular is your Social Security Number?

Learn about the history of social security numbers, and the story of one number that is commonly considered to be the most popular social security number ever: it has been used by 40,000 people! 

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