The Money Mentor Blog

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.

11/1/22  Fraud Prevention & Security
5 tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

Online shopping is convenient, but it is not without its headaches. Scammers can use the busy online shopping season to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Here are a few ways to protect yourself.

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10/26/22  Credit & Loans
When is your credit score pulled?

Check out this list so you're never surprised by a credit inquiry.

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10/26/22  Budgeting & Saving
How to use envelope budgeting with and without savings accounts

If you're wondering how to use envelope budgeting – or how to adapt this method with digital savings accounts – learn more about these savings strategies and whether one is right for you.

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10/19/22  Mortgage & Home
Should I get a home equity loan or a HELOC?

Can't decide between a home equity loan or a HELOC? Think about how much money you need to borrow, your current credit score, and how you want to make payments.

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10/18/22  Budgeting & SavingFraud Prevention & Security
Face your financial fears!

What money matters keep you up at night? See if you are haunted by the same financial fears as many Americans – then find out how to take action to help ease your mind.

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10/17/22  Budgeting & Saving
5 benefits of having a savings account despite high inflation

Exploring the benefits of having a savings account despite high inflation can help you understand why it's worth continuing to save when things cost more.

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