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7/25/17  Credit 101
Know the difference between hard vs. soft credit inquiries

Credit inquiries can impact your credit score. Learn how hard and soft credit pulls differ and when you can expect each to occur.

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6/30/17  Credit 101
How is your credit score calculated?

Whether you’re applying for student loans, securing a mortgage, or opening up a fresh line of credit, there are few things more important than your three-digit credit score. Learn more about credit scores and how they are calculated.

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5/25/17  Credit 101
5 easy steps for choosing the right rewards credit card

Learn how to find the best rewards card for you so you can maximize your earnings.

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4/19/17  Career & EducationCredit 101
Is graduate school really worth the cost?

Is getting a graduate degree worth the cost in time, tuition, lost income and student loan debt?  

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4/3/17  Alliant NewsCredit 101Grab BagSavings & Retirement
Federal interest rate hike a plus for Alliant members

What does it mean for your wallet when the Federal Reserve Board raises interest rates? Get the scoop on this key economic indicator and learn how it affects Alliant rates. 

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2/21/17  Credit 101
Five steps to help raise your credit score

Don’t despair if your credit score is borderline. You can build it up to a better range by taking a few simple money-smart steps. 

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