The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
8/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to protect yourself from a retailer data breach

Update on possible data breach at Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Markets and ACME Markets stores, with links to resources that include advice on keeping your credit and debit card safe. 

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8/18/14  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Getting the Best Car Deal

NerdWallet shares tips on purchasing a new car, including financing, choosing a dealership, timing your purchase, deciding on add-on features and the difference between invoice price, base price and sticker price. 

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8/15/14  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Eight tips on buying a rug

Are you in the market for buying a rug? Rugs add color, comfort and style to a room. Learn eight rules of thumb to use in buying the right rug for your room. 

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8/15/14  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Home improvements that increase your home value most

Wondering what you can do to increase the value of your home? Check out this analysis of the home improvement projects that can give the biggest boost to the resale value of your home.

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8/14/14  Up Your Security IQ
Bitcoin update: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighs in

On Monday, August 11, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory about the risks of virtual currencies like bitcoin.

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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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