The Money Mentor Blog

The Money Mentor Blog
3/7/19  Credit 101
6 tips for teaching teens how to use credit cards

Learn how to set up your teen for financial success by showing them how to use credit cards responsibly.

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3/5/19  Smart Spending Tips
Inexpensive places to stay on your next trip

One way to stretch your vacation budget further is to get creative about where you stay. Check out these cheap travel lodging options.

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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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