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Connected Through Music: Team Ally’s Favorite Workday Songs

Working remotely has its perks — pajamas all day, lunch breaks with loved ones and furry friends, a very quick commute — but sometimes we find ourselves missing the buzz of the office. Nothing beats coffee in the breakroom or stopping by a co-worker’s desk for a short problem-solving session. To stay connected while apart, […]

Trading

Market Snapshot: Can You Determine If It’s a Bull or Bear?

In the wild, you probably won’t find bulls and bears interacting with each other. But when it comes to the stock market, it’s a whole other story. These beasts are always poised to take position … metaphorically, that is. Market conditions are typically described as either “bull” or “bear” depending on the long-term directional movement […]

Financial News

Splitting the Apple 90s Style

Apple is splitting its stock at the end of the month.   We can’t help but think the move feels a little old-fashioned. Like slap bracelets, Starter jackets, and Beanie Babies old-fashioned. Stock splits were all the rage in the 1990s and early 2000s, but they’ve gone out of style since then with the growing popularity […]

Savings Accounts

Beyond the Piggy Bank: Best Kid’s Savings Accounts

  Ah, saving. It’s probably the most important money lesson kids can learn. You’ve taught them to set some of their allowance aside, and now their piggy bank is full. Now that they’re ready to take the next step, how do you find a savings account you can use to help your kids save? Below, […]

Saving

Savings 101: 5 Steps to Kick-Start Your Savings Habit

Ah, financial freedom. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? But start thinking about what it takes, and you might be tempted to bury your head under the covers and hit snooze. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Although the details of each individual’s finances are different, one thing’s for certain: Nearly everyone […]

Ally News

The Healing Powers of Music: Lifting Spirits & Supporting Communities in Crisis

While the impacts of COVID-19 continue to play out throughout the world, even as shops open and restaurants return to business, its effects are weighing heaviest on those on the frontlines — healthcare workers, essential employees, small business owners — and those who are often underrepresented in our society: racial minorities and people from underserved […]

Financial News

Ending a Dizzying Week on a High Note 

We may be past the fourth of July, but this week was full of fireworks.   Summer analogies aside, this week was one of the most packed stretches of market moving data this year. Between economic data, earnings results, a rapidly evolving pandemic, and a fiscal stimulus fight, there were enough headlines to keep us off […]

Finance Basics

Studies Show Money Is a Major Stressor. Here’s What You Can Do About It.

They say money can’t buy happiness — but that doesn’t mean your finances can’t affect your wellbeing. Your financial health can impact several aspects of your life, and if you’ve ever experienced stress or anxiety due to money, like 60% of Americans report, you know it’s not always so easy to separate financial and mental […]

Savings Accounts

Your Questions Answered: How Does a Savings Account Work?

As kids, many of us saved all our coins, dollars, and allowance in a piggy bank — and that was our first introduction to how to save. In many ways, a savings account functions a lot like a piggy bank. It’s a place to store your hard-earned cash until you might need it. But unlike your childhood piggy bank, a savings […]

Home Improvement

Home Improvements That Can Increase Its Value — And Those That Don’t

After spending a significant amount of time at home, you’ve been itching for an upgrade. New paint, flooring, or maybe even a whole house remodel, perhaps? Regardless of the project size, you’re now ready to tackle the home renovation project you’ve put off in the past to make your space as comfortable and enjoyable as […]

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