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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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8/7/14  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Did vacation blow your budget to bits?

If you spent more than you planned on your vacation this summer – or even if you just eat out more now because of your hectic schedule of work and little league games – now is the time to sit down and reassess your budget. It’s not too late to get back on track financially!

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7/25/14  Savings & Retirement
Enjoy the benefits of an IRA

Have you forgotten your IRA? If you don’t have one, should it be part of your overall investment plan? Learn some compelling reasons why this vehicle can help you plan for your future.

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7/17/14  Savings & Retirement
Are you prepared to retire?

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair, but today’s retirement is very different. Getting ready to retire means building your nest egg and having a financial plan that will enable you to enjoy the type of retirement that you want. Learn some key aspects of preparing today for the retirement of tomorrow. 

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7/1/14  Savings & Retirement
Three keys to more successful investing

Learn investment tips to maximize your gains and minimize your losses.

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