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11/20/14  Savings & RetirementSmart Spending Tips
Five common retirement planning blunders – and how to avoid them

The time to plan or fine-tune your plan to ensure a comfortable retirement is now. Learn about five of the most common mistakes people make when planning for their retirements. 

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10/21/14  Alliant NewsGetting Out of DebtHousingSmart Spending Tips
Prepay your Alliant mortgage for a larger 2014 tax deduction

If you have an Alliant mortgage, you may be able to increase your 2014 mortgage interest deduction* by prepaying your January 2015 mortgage payment. Your January payment must be received by Alliant by Monday, December 22, 2014. (*Consult a tax advisor about the deductibility of interest.)

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10/1/14  Smart Spending Tips
Is going to a movie worth the price?

People still flock to movie theaters despite all the options to watch movies in the comfort of home. What’s the allure of seeing a flick at the theater, and is it worth the price of admission?

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9/25/14  Credit 101Getting Out of DebtSmart Spending Tips
Controlling your “bad” debt

Learn what personal finance experts consider to be "good" and "bad" debt, and get some tips on how you can get your spending under control and reduce your bad debt. 

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9/23/14  Smart Spending Tips
Make a trip to the library

Now that it's officially Fall, it's the perfect time to spend a night or weekend afternoon at the library. It's the perfect weather for curling up with a great book, and borrowing that book from the library instead of buying it is a great way to save money. 

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8/18/14  Credit 101Smart Spending Tips
Getting the Best Car Deal

NerdWallet shares tips on purchasing a new car, including financing, choosing a dealership, timing your purchase, deciding on add-on features and the difference between invoice price, base price and sticker price. 

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