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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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12/1/15  Smart Spending Tips
Is December the best month to buy a new car?

Experts agree there are several times throughout the calendar year that offer favorable car buying conditions, including December; however, purchasing a new vehicle over the holiday season does not necessarily guarantee you’ll get an amazing deal.

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11/23/15  Smart Spending Tips
Black Friday shopping tips from a veteran

Checking out Black Friday sales for the first time? Get some tips for success from a Black Friday veteran. 

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10/15/15  Smart Spending Tips
Is your favorite charity using donations responsibly?

Whether you’re donating money because you believe in the cause, enjoy the tax deductions or simply think it’s the right thing to do – it’s important to ensure you’re donating to a legitimate charity. And that your charity is using the money responsibly. Find out how you can double-check.

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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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