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9/2/14  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtSavings & Retirement
Recent college grads: Earn an A+ in handling your finances

Most students graduate from college without a money management course. Once they enter the “real world,” it’s time for them to master their finances and get smart about handling financial challenges. Here are some pointers to help young grads on the road to economic well-being. 

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9/2/14  Alliant NewsCareer & Education
2014 Members Scholarship winners

Meet the five winners of Alliant’s Members Scholarship Program. More than 300 members applied and the competition was intense. Read about who earned our $2,000 scholarships. 

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8/26/14  Savings & Retirement
Save to splurge

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about a tactic to avoid frivolous and impetuous purchases that can wreck your budget. And we write often about saving and being thrifty. But we want to remind you that sometimes it’s also OK to treat yourself to a special item or activity that you love. Allowing yourself an occasional treat is necessary to keep you from feeling deprived by your budget. Learn about how – and why – you can splurge without wrecking your budget.

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8/20/14  Savings & Retirement
One-third of Americans not saving for retirement

A new poll from bankrate.com found that 36% of Americans have no retirement savings. If you want to start – or increase – your retirement savings, we've shared some of the ways that Alliant can help you achieve greater financial security in retirement. 

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8/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Tips to protect yourself from a retailer data breach

Update on possible data breach at Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Star Markets and ACME Markets stores, with links to resources that include advice on keeping your credit and debit card safe. 

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8/18/14  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Getting the Best Car Deal

NerdWallet shares tips on purchasing a new car, including financing, choosing a dealership, timing your purchase, deciding on add-on features and the difference between invoice price, base price and sticker price. 

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