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Smart money tips for family finances

planning finances with family
August 22, 2017

By Maggie Tomasek

Personal finance isn’t always just personal. It can also be about you, your partner and your family working together to make smart money moves for your collective financial future.

Entrants for Alliant’s recent nationwide Smartest Financial Decision Contest had a lot to say about this particular topic. We pulled together a few of their smartest tips for family finances, so you can get inspired by and learn from Alliant members and other folks like you:


Maggie Tomasek is the PR and Social Media Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a six-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.