The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
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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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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7/17/14  Savings & Retirement
Are you prepared to retire?

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair, but today’s retirement is very different. Getting ready to retire means building your nest egg and having a financial plan that will enable you to enjoy the type of retirement that you want. Learn some key aspects of preparing today for the retirement of tomorrow. 

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