Finance Basics

Dear Saver: Here’s What You Need to Know about Money

Your first “financial advisor” might’ve taught you that you should save for a rainy day. Or that a penny saved is a penny earned. Thankful as you are for those words of advice, have you ever thought about how you’re going to pay it forward? Sharing with others your money lessons learned can help people navigate […]

Career

To Healthier Living at Work and Beyond: Tips from Our Ally Team

When you’re juggling work life, social life, and everything in between, it’s just a little too easy to push off that eating plan or workout regimen until the next day… and the next day… until it never happens at all. But when you make wellness a priority, the impact extends far beyond seeing a lower […]

Ally News

Ally Banksgiving: When A Simple Call to Your Bank Turns into a Big Surprise

Nearly every customer service call ends with the same question, “Is there anything else I can help you with today?” But what would happen if you really answered that question honestly? Even if what you wanted had nothing to do with your customer service call, or the company you were speaking with. What would happen […]

New Home

It’s a Good Time to Buy Your First Home. Here’s Why

Buying your first home is no walk around the Monopoly board. For most, it’s the biggest financial transaction you’ll ever make, and unfortunately, rainbow paper money is not a valid currency. If you’re on the (white picket) fence about purchasing a home of your very own, there’s no time like the present to make your […]

Online Banking

What Compound Interest Means for Your Savings

Remember that old movie line, “I wish I had a dime for every dime I had”? Whether you’re adding money to a high-yield savings account or socking it away in a certificate of deposit (CD), you want it to grow. That’s where compound interest comes in. It’s a simple—yet powerful—tool for making your dollars and […]

Credit

Our Holiday Gift to You: 10 Tips for Smarter (and Safer) Shopping on Cyber Monday

Black Friday. Either you spend it standing in line for hours to nab the hottest toy, or you fight the massive crowds to get a half-price flat-screen. But Cyber Monday—when you can shop from the comfort of your own home and land great deals on products from your favorite stores—now that’s our idea of a […]

Savings Accounts

Swipe Right for Your Savings Account Match

When you’re looking for a match on a dating website or app, you have a general idea of your type. Think: funny, kind, a love of adventure… But can you say the same when shopping around for a savings account? Savings accounts are one of the more popular types of bank accounts around. More than […]

Saving

This Is What Saving Money and Eating Broccoli Have in Common

On the surface, it doesn’t seem like saving money and eating broccoli have much in common. But give it a bit more thought. A-ha!  They’re both things your brain tells you to do — but many don’t. It’s not like you think it’s cool to skip out on saving. According to Bankrate: One of Americans’ […]

Saving

Does Social Media Affect Your Finances?

You’re scrolling through Facebook or Instagram when you spot a photo of a friend sporting a new stylish watch you just have to have. Before you know it, you’re on the retailer’s site, entering your credit card details and awaiting your own fabulous timepiece. Keeping up with Joneses has always had a negative impact on […]

Savings Accounts

How APR Works & What It Means for Your Loan or Credit Card

Are you planning to get a loan or open a new credit card? You know you typically can’t borrow money for free. APR (annual percentage rate) indicates how much it costs to borrow money over the course of one year. To understand all the potential costs associated with loans and credit cards, you need to […]

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