Enjoy a lower secured loan rate by using your deposit account as collateral.
Car buying that shows you what others paid, so you never overpay.
Upfront pricing. Guaranteed savings. Negotiation-free.
Have an extra $1000 or more you won't need soon? Open a certificate vs. risking it in the volatile stock market.
Our mobile app gives you access to your Alliant Account in the palm of your hand.
Return to The Money Mentor Blog
By Alliant Credit Union
A budget is often broken because of one category: entertainment.
Our budget for entertainment expenses is often the hardest to reduce: Who doesn't want to have fun with friends and family?
But you can have fun AND stick to your budget with just a bit of planning. Just a little time doing some quick internet searches or perusing the coming events section of your local newspaper can help you find lots of activities that are free or inexpensive:
And if you don’t feel inclined to do the googling yourself ahead of time, you can subscribe to e-newsletters produced by local publications, arts councils, municipalities or state tourism boards. Then you’ll receive alerts about upcoming events, so when you’re looking for a way for your family to spend a free Saturday, you’ll have options at your fingertips.