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11/10/16  Smart Spending Tips
How to ensure your charitable contributions are tax deductible

Many Americans make their annual charitable donations in December each year. Learn how to ensure your contributions to good causes also help reduce your taxes.

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11/6/16  Smart Spending Tips
Are all-inclusive vacations a better deal than DIY adventures?

Whether you’re flying solo or bringing the whole family along for the ride, it can be tricky to decide whether it’s better to plan a trip on your own or book an all-inclusive vacation package. 

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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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