Car Shopping

What to Know When Returning Your Leased Vehicle

Leasing a car versus buying one can have its advantages. Often lower monthly payments, cheaper maintenance costs, and the ability to drive a new car every few years can make leasing attractive to some. If you’re one such driver, all good things must come to an end, and that includes your car lease. (Insert sad […]

Finance Basics

Can You Define These 8 Personal Finance Terms?

Calling all personal finance nerds! Test your financial IQ with this quiz. Watch out for those abbreviations. When you’re done, see how you rate against people like you. What is the Ally Dejargonator? When it comes to your money, everything is dollars and cents. But when financial experts start talking, do you struggle to make […]

CDs

One-year CD vs. Savings: What’s Best for Your Short-term Money Goals?

A lot can happen in a year—besides just getting another year older. Your savings balance can grow significantly in 12 months if it’s in the right place at the right time. Certificates of deposit (CD) and savings accounts are great options for short-term saving, but what’s best for you depends on your goals, the kind […]

CDs

3 Sweet Things to Know About Our No Penalty CD

Do you want to eat your cake and have it, too? Well, maybe you can—at least when it comes to savings options. If you like the fixed-rate security of certificates of deposit (CDs), but you’re worried about things like early withdrawal penalties or minimum deposit requirements, look no further. At Ally Bank, we’re used to […]

Car Shopping

Prioritize Safety Over Style and Stick to Your New Car Budget in the Process

Buying a new car can feel like playing Crossy Road, except the goal is to get to the other side without being flattened by a sky-high sticker price. Sure, WiFi connectivity and voice control can give your new car a futuristic feel. Automatic parking sensors or emergency braking can help you avoid scraped bumpers or […]

New Home

4 Habits of Smart, Successful First-Time Homebuyers

When you think about your first home – what comes to mind? Whether your first home is a future goal, or a trip down memory lane, let’s go there for a moment. Is it a big house on tree-lined street, white picket fence, attached garage, and 2.5 kids to fill it? Or something a bit […]

New Home

When the Lowest Mortgage Interest Rate May Not Be the Best Deal

You know the saying, “If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” But when it comes to buying a home, which is one of the biggest expenses (if not the biggest) you’ll undertake, the mortgage lender with the lowest interest rate might not always the best […]

Budget

Turn Your Bank Account into a Budgeting Machine

Not long ago we talked about automated bill pay, savings, and investing to help reach your goals faster, but what if you could make your money work even harder? By that I mean – turning your bank accounts into a really awesome budgeting machine. Most people don’t realize all the functionality that their bank can […]

Stocks

Mom Knows Best. Why This One-Size-Fits-Every-Kid Gift Should Be on Your Shopping List.

It’s easy to get stuck in short-term mode. Especially when you’re juggling family life and accruing new expenses like your tween’s cell phone plan or your parent’s home health visits. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a financial fairy godmother (or godfather) to grant you just a few more hours in a day to focus […]

Ally News

Moguls in the Making: Mobilizing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Economic mobility, or should we say immobility, has an impact on everyone. But, its effects weigh heaviest on those who are often underrepresented in our society: Racial minorities and people from other underserved socio-economic groups are often economically immobilized. That’s not right. As another step in the right direction, we at Ally are proud to […]

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