Financial News

Are Stocks in a Bubble?

Everybody’s getting excited about stocks these days. Maybe a little too excited? The S&P 500 is near all-time highs. Speculation is heating up. Elon Musk is now richer than Jeff Bezos. Carole Baskin (of “Tiger King” fame) is peddling penny stocks. We’re glad markets are doing well, but this environment feels a little uneasy. There’s […]

Home Improvement

How to Declutter Your Home (Tips for Each Room)

Few feelings compete with the serenity (and sense of accomplishment) that comes from a freshly tidied home. When the laundry is done and folded, kitchen drawers are organized, and bathroom shelves are in order, relaxation comes naturally. But sometimes, getting to that point isn’t always so simple — the thought of a major home clean-out […]

Stocks

2021 Outlook: The Roaring ’20s?

We don’t know about you, but we are looking forward to what 2021 has to offer. It’s bound to be a better year for humanity. For one, COVID vaccines are going into arms as you read this. While the general population may have to wait a while longer for a shot, it’s looking good that many people will get one this year. […]

Budget

The 2021 Ultimate List of Gift Ideas for Any Budget

Everyone is looking for ways to be smarter with their money — wherever and however they can. But with so many holidays, birthdays, and occasions when you want to give presents, it can be challenging to stay on your budget. That’s why we’ve created this list of gift ideas for 2021 and a few tips […]

Guest Voices

How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?

It’s hard to quantify the cost to raise a child, but several researchers have done just that. According to the USDA’s 2015 findings, the cost to raise a child from birth through high school graduation is, on average, $233,610 in the United States. This number does not include college. If you plan on paying for […]

Financial News

Sports Stocks: Rebound or Red Card?

Who doesn’t miss the sound of a packed stadium, the smell of peanuts and popcorn, and the camaraderie of cheering on your favorite sports teams with thousands of others? With the recent announcement of a publicly available COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, the possibility of watching sporting events in arenas instead of from our couches […]

New Home

10 Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment

You’ve saved up for jewelry, a new PlayStation, maybe even a car. But saving for a down payment on a house is a whole new ball game. A savings goal likely in the tens of thousands of dollars can seem almost out of reach as a first-time homebuyer, but in reality, it’s more attainable than […]

Investing

4 Smart Ways to Earn Money From Real Estate

When you think of investing in real estate, your first instinct may be to go big: Renting out houses, owning apartments, or even office buildings. But you might not realize that you can also invest in real estate from the comfort of your home (or apartment) without owning any physical property. That’s because you can […]

Ally News

To the New Year’s Eve Babies of 2020

To the New Year’s Eve babies of 2020, You’re almost here, and we can’t wait to meet you. You should know that a lot will be said about your birth year, and much of it will be pretty tough to hear. There have been extraordinary challenges, tragedies and troubling events — that is true. But […]

New Home

You’ve Got This: How to Make an Offer on a House

You’ve done the most challenging part. You’ve combed through listings and toured kitchens, bathrooms, and all sorts of spaces on the hunt for the home of your dreams. And now you’ve found it — the house you’ve always wanted. It’s time to make an offer. As a first-time homebuyer, you want to be smart with […]

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