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10/6/16  HousingSavings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Is it better to rent or buy a home in retirement?

Empty nesters face an important decision when downsizing: In retirement, should you rent or should you own?  Learn about some pros and cons of each. 

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8/12/16  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
How can you recognize an ATM skimming device?

if you're heard about ATM skimmers, but just aren't sure what to look out for when you're at the ATM, check out this video showing ATM skimmers in action. 

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7/26/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Which home improvement project pays off the most?

What factors should you consider when making decisions about home improvement projects? Learn how to weigh your personal design preferences with resale value considerations.

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6/7/16  Smart Spending Tips
The top 10 summer road trip essentials

When planning what to bring on a road trip, there are obvious items (keys? check!), but there are also plenty of things you might only think about once your car’s passed a state line -- especially things with a financial bent.

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5/23/16  Smart Spending Tips
Do you need added insurance when you rent a car?

You may know that most auto insurance policies also cover you when you are driving a rental car.  But did you know that if you don't own a car – and thus don't have auto insurance – paying for a rental car with your Alliant Visa credit card gives you Collision Damage Waiver coverage? You can say "no thanks" to the rental company's add-on policy that costs you $$$.  

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5/10/16  Grab BagSmart Spending Tips
The six best budget summer vacation spots for 2016

Taking a vacation doesn’t have to completely drain your wallet. Whether you prefer taking a road trip or flying to an exotic locale, these places offer plenty of fun activities that won’t bust your budget. 

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