The Money Mentor Blog
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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7/25/14  Savings & Retirement
Enjoy the benefits of an IRA

Have you forgotten your IRA? If you don’t have one, should it be part of your overall investment plan? Learn some compelling reasons why this vehicle can help you plan for your future.

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7/22/14  Smart Spending Tips
Fashion on a budget?

A new Marist Poll was released yesterday on American’s views on fashion. A whopping 86% say that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be fashionable. You can learn how to be fashionable on a thrift shop budget on our blog.

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