Alliant's Money Mentor Blog

Money Mentor, Alliant Credit Union's blog, offers insightful financial tips about credit scores, debt management, budgeting, saving, mortgages & more.

3/28/24  Banking Tips
Get financially prepared with these documents

When it comes to your personal finances, being prepared for any scenario is vital. These are the top documents you need to be ready no matter what happens.

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3/27/24  Budgeting & Saving
Use your ‘bonus’ paycheck to reach your financial goals faster

Twice a year, most employees who are paid bi-weekly get an extra, "bonus" paycheck! If this is you, discover how you can use your third monthly paycheck to reduce your debt, transition your checking to a higher-yield account or boost your savings. Plus, get the schedule for all the three-paycheck months for the next two years so you can plan ahead.

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3/21/24  Budgeting & Saving
What are certificates and how can they help you navigate retirement planning

Thinking about retirement planning? Learn about certificates and how they can be a good option for planning and generating income.

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3/20/24  Credit & Loans
6 home improvements to use a HELOC for

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a great option to leverage your home’s equity. Here are six home improvement projects you can utilize a HELOC for.

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3/19/24  Budgeting & Saving
Digital spring cleaning: Take time for this satisfying, money-saving ritual

If you enjoy a clean house or saving money, here’s your to-do list of small, motivating steps to streamline and protect your digital domain.

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3/14/24  Budgeting & Saving
3 tips to grow your pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day

Want to increase your savings but unsure of where to start? Create your own luck with these three easily adaptable saving tips.

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