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10/25/16  Grab Bag
The rise of online banking in the U.S.

Every year, more and more Americans are going online to do their banking; there's even a National Online Banking Day. Alliant asked members what they like about Alliant Online Banking, and their answers echoed Pew's most recent research.

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10/20/16  Grab Bag
Teen’s Got Cents: financial advice for teens and their parents

Eva Baker started her blog at 15 to help fellow teens learn money basics before they went off to college. She focuses on advice that’s relatable and will help teens be money smart – without putting them to sleep.

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10/13/16  Grab Bag
How much do elections really cost?

Elections are expensive, costing money, time and energy – and they may even cost you a Facebook friend or two. But when it comes to the actual dollars and cents, just how expensive are national elections?

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6/16/16  Grab Bag
How much does it cost to raise a child in the U.S.?

Our blogger Allison is expecting a baby any day now, and to prepare for the financial shock of parenthood, she has researched what every new parent needs to know about being financially prepared for baby. 

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11/23/15  Grab Bag
How’s our economy REALLY doing? Three key economic indicators

There's always another story about how the economy's doing — and each one seems to contradict the other. Fortunately, you don't need a Master's in Economics to decipher what's happening. These three indicators can help you make sense of it all.

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9/23/15  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
Daycare vs. stay-at-home parenting: Which is better for your finances?

When you have a baby, childcare costs can eat up a huge chunk of your budget. But does it make financial sense to have one parent stay home vs. send your child to daycare?

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