Savings Accounts

Put Your Savings on Autopilot: How to Set Up Recurring Deposits to Your Ally Bank Online Savings Account

Why is it that spending is just so much easier than saving? Even though we know it’s something that will benefit us, saving can just seem so tedious. And when you’re trying to be smart with your finances, there can be a lot of to-dos: paying bills on time, managing retirement contributions, keeping credit cards […]

Stocks

Uncharted Territory: A Look at 5 Trendy Stock Categories

Deciding which stock to buy is a little like choosing where to eat dinner. You could go with a tried-and-true favorite, like the Italian place around the corner that has THE BEST spaghetti carbonara. Or … you could take a gamble on the trendy new place all your friends are talking about. (CBD-infused cocktails, anyone?) […]

Savings Accounts

How to Open an Online Savings Account at Ally Bank: 5 Steps in 5 Minutes

If you’re ready to take advantage of the great rates, straightforward terms, and top-notch account security of an Ally Bank Online Savings Account, good news: you can open one in five minutes or less. Here’s a quick step-by-step how-to for opening an Online Savings Account at Ally Bank. Minute 1: Gather your personal creds Start […]

Car Shopping

Time for a New Set of Wheels? 5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Car

You can already smell that new car scent, feel the steering wheel in your hands, and hear the click of the seat belt. As exciting as buying a new set of wheels is, the thought of making a mistake with one of your biggest purchases can be stressful. Beat the car shopping scaries and set […]

Money Market

How to Open a Money Market Account in 3 Easy Steps

You’ve discovered that a money market account hits the sweet spot for deposit accounts—right between less accessible certificates of deposit (CDs) and the relatively low interest offerings of checking accounts. What’s next? If you’re wondering how to open a money market account, it couldn’t be easier. Here’s how in 3 easy steps. 1. Choose a […]

Bonds

Move Over, Stocks. It’s Time to Make Way for Bonds

When it comes to investing, stocks usually get all the love. They make headlines, drive growth, and can often account for big movement in your portfolio. Bonds, on the other hand … well, what exactly are bonds? Millennials of a certain age might instantly think of a savings bond masquerading as a birthday gift from […]

Mutual Funds

Why Your Risk Appetite Matters for Building a Diversified Portfolio

When it comes to investing, you know that diversification is the name of the game. That’s because a diversified portfolio can help you manage risk. Think of it this way: You’re going on vacation to someplace warm and sunny. You pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, towels, and flip flops — everything you need for a beach […]

Wedding

Tips to Say ‘I Do’ Without Going Into Debt

It’s not just a fancy honeymoon trip to Bali that tips the cost of getting married from affordable to “Eek, that’s a massive bill!” With the wedding alone costing close to $34,000 on average (not including the honeymoon expenses), it’s no wonder couples feel stressed about money before and after their nuptials. In fact, according […]

Technology

The Checklist That Can Help Keep You Safe Online and Cybercriminals’ Hands Off Your Money

Never in a million years would you sign a blank check and leave it sitting around on your desk at work or hand over your car keys to a complete stranger asking to borrow your car to run an errand. Likewise, you know not to give anyone your personal bank account information. Unfortunately, today’s tech-savvy […]

New Home

Mortgage Matchmaking: Swipe Right on the Right Mortgage for You

Dating apps like Bumble and Hinge make searching for your soulmate as easy as swiping left or right. The seemingly endless possibilities of a match can make it hard to commit. But unlike daters who may think their perfect partner is only a few swipes away, it might be harder for homebuyers to figure out […]

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