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Tips from a Pro for Smart House Flipping

Do you daydream about transforming a 1920s bungalow from moldy to modern? Do you spend your time scouring Zillow for knockout deals? Maybe you’ve dreamed for years of buying a fixer-upper, maybe you had the idea five minutes ago — no matter where you are in the long-haul process of house flipping, this segment of […]

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Your Top Questions Answered About Robo-Advisors

From smart homes to self-driving cars, technology is redefining and streamlining the way we live. Even the way you invest your money is  getting an upgrade. Robo-advisors are adding the benefits of automation to your finances by helping you build and manage an investment portfolio with ease. But what is a robo-advisor? And should you […]

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Financial Responsibility with Jimmie Johnson — It’s Never Too Early to Learn the Value of a Dollar

We all know about Jimmie Johnson’s impressive racing career with seven NASCAR Cup Series championships under his helmet (an all-time record he shares with icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt). Jimmie is now in his 18th season in the Cup Series, and we at Ally are proud to be partnered with him because, on top […]

Finance Basics

Find Financial Well-Being Through Hygge

Have you heard of hygge? It’s a Danish concept (derived from the Old Norse term for “comfort”) of coziness and contentment that grew majorly popular in the U.S. back in 2016. The Danes practice implementing hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) in multiple facets of their lives. (Maybe that’s why they’re known as one of the happiest countries […]

College

Newly Retired or a Recent Grad? Student Debt Affects All Generations

Student loan debt and Millennials. In news headlines (and meme culture), the two seem to go hand in hand. But Millennials are far from the only age group feeling the pain. Sure, Millennials (born in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s) hold 48% of the $1.49 trillion in outstanding student loans, but the student loan debt […]

IRA

7 Common IRA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement — and it’s certainly never too soon (or too late) to get familiar with your savings options. But knowing the basics surrounding the tax advantages of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be difficult. After all, who understands all 73,000+ pages of the United States tax […]

Home Improvement

10 Ideas That Green Your Home — and Your Wallet

Whether you’re starting a huge remodeling project or just giving your house a minor face lift, implementing eco-friendly home improvement strategies not only helps you go green, it saves green, too. Small green home improvements can shave off hundreds of dollars from your energy costs annually, while major ones can boost your home value by […]

Money Market

Are Money Market Accounts Safe?

If you’re like most people, the safety of your cash deposits is priority number one. So how do you make sure your money is secure? What if you want to earn some interest at the same time? Besides the old savings account standby, there are other safe places to save that you may want to […]

New Home

Millennial, Gen X, or Baby Boomer. Here’s How Your Home Purchases Stack Up

Spacious interior with an open floor plan or a cozy Colonial with well-defined rooms? A Tudor built in the 20s with loads of character or a modern home stocked with all the latest technology and conveniences? When it comes to buying a home, everyone wants something with four walls and a roof overhead. But past […]

Finance Basics

Financial Literacy Is for Everyone: Start Here

That due date on your credit-card bill? You know you should submit your payment before it, but you rarely do. And you’ve heard from your parents, your best friend, and the financial pro you saw on a television program that creating a budget would help you better manage your money. Yet you tend to have […]

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