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We are always on the go and connected with work, family and friends, so finding the time to pause and reflect and review the important things, such as our finances, is often challenging.

Well, we’re here to help. Our Tip of the Week is designed to help you with money matters by providing you quick and valuable tips to assist you in realizing your financial goals. Whether your goals include paying off student loan debt, building credit, purchasing a new home, or meeting your retirement income needs, the tips are intended to help you achieve those.  

Tips are posted every Tuesday, so like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get your weekly financial tip and join the conversation.

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Tip Eighty-Nine
Mar 20, 2013
If you are in the market for a new vehicle, doing your research to find the best time of year for vehicle pricing can help save you a bundle. Another way to save is by watching market interest rates for vehicle loans.
Tip Eighty-Eight
Mar 20, 2013
If your winter wardrobe is wearing thin but you don't have the finances to beef it up, visit your local thrift store.
Tip Eighty-Seven
Jan 22, 2013
If you currently hold a balance on your credit card, you may be paying a higher interest rate than you need to. Alliant offers a free balance transfer with the VISA® Platinum and Platinum Rewards Cards, along with rates as low as 0% APR1 for qualifying members. This way, you will save money every month on interest without paying a fee to transfer your balances.
Tip Eighty-Six
Jan 15, 2013
Have you recently switched financial institutions or changed primary account numbers? If so, be sure to check all of your online payments and update with the new account information.
Tip Eighty-Five
Dec 18, 2012
While many websites will still claim to certify Holiday delivery, be sure you aren't getting gouged on the shipping fees.
Tip Eighty-Four
Dec 11, 2012
The Holidays leave everyone on a budget and while sparkled, shiny papers may be alluring they will cost you a pretty penny! Save this Holiday season by getting creative with the way you wrap your gifts.
Tip Eighty-Three
Dec 04, 2012
This holiday season buy smaller gifts to save money: Gift Cards! Using websites like Gift Card Granny and Restaurants.com you can purchase gift cards for less than face value, saving you a bundle!
Tip Eighty-Two
Nov 27, 2012
While the Holiday buzz is in the air, be sure to keep a close eye on your credit card account activity online. Accidental charges can happen anytime, with the holiday season being the easiest time to make extra charges.
Tip Eighty-One
Nov 20, 2012
Will you shop for bargains on Black Friday, November 23? If so, expect plenty of company. Since 2005, Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), has emerged as the busiest shopping day of the year. It's when many major retailers open their doors in the wee hours of the morning or at the stroke of midnight (or even on the evening of Thanksgiving Day) to lure in shoppers with the bait of deeply-discounted merchandise.
Tip Eighty
Nov 13, 2012
We're sure you are hearing lots of sniffles and sneezes around the office right now, cold and flu season is getting started! Do your best to stay healthy so you don't have to miss a day of work - especially if your paid time off is limited or expired.

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