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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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4/15/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Spring home maintenance: Give your gutters some tender loving care

To protect your home from water damage, you should keep your home's gutters clean. Get tips on how to save by cleaning your own gutters.

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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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12/1/15  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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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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