The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
6/19/14  Smart Spending Tips
You can have fun, even on a budget

Tips for finding free, fun events for your family. 

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6/12/14  Savings & Retirement
How language may affect how much money you save

A behavioral economics theory proposes that Americans' lack of savings may be influenced by the strong future-time references in the English language. Speakers of languages like English, with strong future tenses, tend to save less than citizens in countries that use languages with weak future-time references.

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6/1/14  Alliant NewsGrab Bag
What’s your style: banking via a branch, online or both?

How financial institutions compete to provide services to satisfy you, whether you prefer to bank via computer, mobile banking or brick-and-mortar branches.

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5/20/14  Up Your Security IQ
Knowing your credit union’s online security features

Learn how your credit union protects the security of your accounts when you bank online. 

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5/13/14  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
3 Reasons Why You Should Resist the Urge to Spend Your Tax Refund

Don't waste your refund from Uncle Sam! If you are about to blow your refund on something frivolous, read this article first and learn why you shouldn't waste this windfall. 

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5/9/14  Career & EducationCredit 101Getting Out of DebtSmart Spending Tips
High School Students: Tips for Paying for College

Are you a high school student looking forward to attending college? Here are some tips from NerdWallet to help you pay for your upcoming college costs.

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