Trading

Turn ‘Can’t Even’ into ‘I Got This’ with This Interactive Investing Guide

In an Ally Invest survey of U.S. adults, we found nearly 66% of Millennials said they found investing to be intimidating or downright scary. To help you get the proverbial investing monster out of the closet, we launched this GenZ- and Millennial-friendly e-book titled: The Clutch Guide to Investing. Click to read The Clutch Guide to Investing […]

Finance Basics

6 Questions to Help You Actually Have ‘The Money Talk’ Without Freaking Out

In the beginning of a budding romance, finances can be the farthest thing from your mind. Before you take things to the next level (i.e. moving in together), it’s imperative to get on the same page about how the two of you will approach spending, saving, debt, and budgeting as a couple. And perhaps for […]

Career

Why We Salute Military Veterans’ Contributions to Our Company Culture

Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Donna Sullivan always pictured herself working in a big downtown building. Her path to achieving that childhood dream wasn’t conventional. Several of Sullivan’s family members, including her mother, didn’t graduate high school. No one in her family went to college. The first person to seriously talk to Sullivan about a […]

Career

Civilians and Veterans Learn Common Language Through Our Employee Resource Group

Eliot Sippola’s (pictured above) father was a civil engineer in the Army stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War era. His job was to understand the area’s infrastructure and how the surroundings could be used to prevent an enemy from advancing. Sippola’s grandfather was gifted at disassembling complex machinery and putting it back together from […]

Car Shopping

Drive Away with the Vehicle Financing Option That’s Best for Your Budget

When it comes to financial decisions, you’ve always prided yourself on being savvy with your money. Now that you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, you want to learn more about your financing options since you’ve heard that buying a car outright isn’t always the best deal for your bottom dollar. Purchasing […]

New Home

Breaking Down the Basics of Mortgage Refinancing

You found the house of your dreams. (Bonus: It came in mint condition!) Survived the mental stress of applying for a mortgage and the physical exertion of move-in day.  Now, you’re sitting in your kitchen, sipping a cup of coffee, and listening to your kids play in the next room over. The four walls and […]

Career

The Secret to Developing Strong Female Leadership

When Diane “Di” Morais (pictured right), President of Consumer and Commercial Banking Products at Ally, was in her 20s and just starting her career in financial services, she didn’t set out to serve as a mentor to numerous female employees. Nor was she thinking about the lofty goal of helping women find success in a […]

CDs

Give Your Returns a Boost: How to Build a CD Ladder With the Ally Bank CD Ladder Tool

Laddering CDs (certificates of deposit) might sound complicated, but it’s a pretty simple way to help your savings work harder for you. With a CD ladder, you can take advantage of the higher rates generally offered by long-term CDs and still maintain regular access to your money. The basic idea is to open several CDs […]

CDs

What Is a CD? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Certificates of Deposit

Do you have the feeling you could be doing a little bit more with the money in your savings account? If you like the security of having money in the bank—safely earning interest—but want to expand your savings skill set, you’ve come to the right place. Certificates of deposit (CDs) can be great for building […]

Taxes

What You Need to Know About Tax Withholdings

When tax season rolls around, you might bank on getting that big fat refund. In 2018, the average taxpayer who received a refund netted a cool $2,899, according to the IRS. You’re pumped about getting a nice chunk of change from the tax man—but what if you didn’t have to wait until tax season to […]

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