Budgeting & Saving

Get motivated to budget and save better. From building an emergency fund to preparing for retirement, you'll learn practical tips to manage your finances.

8/22/17  Budgeting & Saving
Smart money tips for family finances

Alliant’s Smartest Financial Decision Contest entrants share their best money moves for planning for your family’s financial future.

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8/8/17  Budgeting & Saving
6 steps to financially prepare for college

Before going off to college, follow this checklist to help ensure you’re ready to manage your money on campus.

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7/19/17  Budgeting & Saving
5 side hustles to earn extra money

Looking for a second, part-time gig to earn a few extra bucks? Check out these ideas for “side hustles” that can help you make ends meet, reduce your debt or meet savings goals sooner. 

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7/12/17  Budgeting & Saving
How to save money on teen driver insurance

Having a teen driver in your household can add as much as $1,500 to your family's annual auto insurance premiums. Here are a few ways you can lower the insurance costs for your teen.

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6/20/17  Budgeting & Saving
‘The money talk’: Your road map to marital financial bliss

Talking to your partner about money doesn’t have to be a big deal. Follow our road map to navigate the most important financial questions to chat about before you get married.

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6/16/17  Budgeting & Saving
6 tips for how to avoid retail therapy

Do you often find yourself shopping to feel better? Learn the tactics used by one Money Mentor blogger to avoid retail therapy overspending. 

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