The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
2/28/19  Career & Education
How much is too much student loan debt?

Paying for college can be a challenge, with the student loan debt average climbing to about $30,000. We help you weigh how much student loan debt is too much for you.

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2/25/19  Savings & Retirement
The difference between a share certificate and a certificate of deposit

Why does Alliant have share certificates? Here’s how a share certificate is different and how it can help you reach your financial goals.

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2/21/19  Credit 101
Is a higher credit card limit a good thing?

You may be surprised to know that a higher credit card limit, if used responsibly, can lead to more opportunities for loans in the future. We break down why.

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2/14/19  Grab Bag
10 tips for filing your own 2018 taxes

Filing taxes can be stressful, and nobody wants to make a mistake that will cause the IRS to take a closer look or audit your return. Below are a few tax filing tips to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes you might make when you’re filing your own taxes. 

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2/14/19  Smart Spending Tips
6 cheaper alternatives to popular vacation spots

Looking to save on your next getaway? Check out these more affordable but still fantastic vacation destinations.

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2/11/19  Savings & Retirement
How is APY calculated? (Annual percentage yield)

You want your money to make money. You also know that a high APY is important. But, how does annual percentage yield work? And how do you know you are maximizing your savings?

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