Making the new year more financially secure

February 04, 2014

By Pam Leibfried

Making the new year more financially secure

Did you make New Year's resolutions related to your family's finances? Save more? Reduce or pay off your credit card debt? Save for college, a new car or a home? Or did you resolve to start following a budget, or even just to take a serious look at your spending habits to see if there's somewhere you can cut expenses so you'll have more money at the end of each month?

If so, Alliant can help you to stick to those resolutions in the coming year. We provide financial management resources for our members so that they can improve their financial wellness – this year and every year. Here are just a few of the resources available to you as an Alliant member:

  • Personal Financial Management (PFM) application — Alliant's PFM tool lets you tag your transactions by expense category, making it easier to analyze your expenses and develop a budget. And by simply inputting your non-Alliant assets and debts into PFM, you can see a complete, 360-degree view of your family's finances and track your family's total net worth. (Don't have an Alliant online banking PFM account? Create your account today: log in to Alliant online banking and select Financial Tools from the left sidebar or the Products dropdown at the bottom of the page.)
     
  • Money Mentor — Alliant subject matter experts share insights and advice that can help you to manage your money and reach your financial goals. Whatever your financial New Year's resolutions are, Money Mentor can provide insights to help you achieve success.
     
  • GreenPath Debt Solutions — Alliant members are eligible to consult with GreenPath Debt Solutions, one of the industry's most respected financial counseling programs – for free. You can learn more about the free financial counseling services available to Alliant members on the Greenpath website.
     
  • Alliant's social media channels — If you follow Alliant on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn or Pinterest, you'll get ongoing tips and information on financial management topics and links to personal finance news, articles and videos that will help you to stay on track to keep your 2014 resolutions.

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