The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
4/30/14  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
Curious about EMV credit cards? Want one?

Alliant introduces chip-enhanced credit cards to protect against security breaches. These cards, widely used internationally, will soon be a must in the United States.

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4/30/14  Smart Spending Tips
Purchases you shouldn’t scrimp on

Sometimes paying a bit more for merchandise is worth it. Here are cases in point.

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4/23/14  Housing
Did the polar vortex vex your home?

The polar vortex and other harsh weather damaged many houses, driveways and landscaping this winter. Learn about common damages and what you should do about them.

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4/22/14  HousingSmart Spending Tips
The United States of self-storage

Are you throwing good money after bad by renting storage space? Learn how to avoid this common money waster.

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4/1/14  Smart Spending Tips
You may already be covered

If you’re buying a new appliance or electronic device, you may want to think twice before purchasing a service plan or extended warranty coverage.

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4/1/14  Grab Bag
What factors determine your auto insurance rate?

Auto insurers price your policy according to how likely you are to cause a costly claim against them. Learn the factors they consider and how to save on your premiums.

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