The Money Mentor Blog
Four great money moves to make before the year ends

It always pays to keep an eye on your finances, but taking time at the end of each year to assess where you stand can help you start the next year off on the right financial foot.

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12/22/15  Smart Spending Tips
Tips and tricks to use up your FSA contributions by year-end

Did you have lower than expected medical expenses in 2015 and now have use-it-or-lose-it money left in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If so, we've got some great ideas on how you can use up those dollars. 

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12/17/15  Credit 101
How many credit cards should I have?

With a seemingly unending stream of credit card offers, it’s important to understand how your use of credit affects your credit score – for good and bad – before you sign on the dotted line. 

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How holiday shopping can impact your credit score

Between the elaborate window displays, sparkling lights and tantalizing sales, it's easy to get caught up in holiday shopping fever. But it’s important to keep an eye on your spending. Going overboard could not only take a toll on your budget — it could also damage your credit score. 

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12/15/15  Smart Spending Tips
Smart presents for your friends and family: Holiday 2015 Edition

Since Alliant is all about making smart financial decisions (like paying no checking account fees!), we thought we’d bring you some of our favorite “smart” presents. What makes a gift smart?  Definitions vary, but for many of us, it’s a present that’s clever, convenient, innovative -- and still not going to break the bank. 

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12/5/15  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
EMV Debit Card Myths – BUSTED!

EMV cards have been in the news a bunch lately. But, what’s true and what’s false about these this new technology? We’ve worked with our partner, Visa, to help ensure you’re just getting the facts.

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