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3/24/16  Smart Spending Tips
Why has chocolate become more expensive recently?

The demand for chocolate continues to rise year-over-year. And now there are issues with cocoa farming. What’s a chocolate lover to do?

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3/3/16  Smart Spending Tips
Auto Round-Up: The Best Value New Cars for 2016

Winter may be a slower time for actual car buying, but it’s the perfect time to start researching the cars you’d like to test-drive come warmer weather. 

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1/26/16  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Financial tips for 2016

Did you make a resolution to get a handle on your finances in 2016? Here are a few tips to get you started moving in the right direction.

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12/22/15  Smart Spending Tips
Tips and tricks to use up your FSA contributions by year-end

Did you have lower than expected medical expenses in 2015 and now have use-it-or-lose-it money left in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If so, we've got some great ideas on how you can use up those dollars. 

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12/15/15  Smart Spending Tips
Smart presents for your friends and family: Holiday 2015 Edition

Since Alliant is all about making smart financial decisions (like paying no checking account fees!), we thought we’d bring you some of our favorite “smart” presents. What makes a gift smart?  Definitions vary, but for many of us, it’s a present that’s clever, convenient, innovative -- and still not going to break the bank. 

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12/5/15  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
EMV Debit Card Myths – BUSTED!

EMV cards have been in the news a bunch lately. But, what’s true and what’s false about these this new technology? We’ve worked with our partner, Visa, to help ensure you’re just getting the facts.

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