Investing

Ready, Set, Invest! 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Ready to Start Investing

When you decide that it’s time to start investing, sometimes the hardest part can be knowing where to start. For beginners, taking that initial plunge into the market can seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. You can get the ball rolling by answering just a few simple questions – like the ones below. […]

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Take Control of Your Debit Card with Ally Card Controls

Everyone has a thing. At Ally, our thing is being obsessed with the needs of our customers. We’re here to help with your finances 24/7 – but we also want you to have complete control over how you manage your money. That’s why we want you to take a look at our new Ally Card […]

Finance Basics

Turn Spring Cleaning into Charitable Giving

We’re not exactly sure why springtime inspires us to start cleaning and decluttering. But, we’re grateful for the motivation in any case. It can be bittersweet to let some of your belongings go, but we think it’s worth the sentimental struggle to be liberated from clutter. Plus, if you’re able to find a charitable organization […]

Finance Basics

3 Easy Financial Adjustments that Pay Dividends for Years

There are days when staying on top of your finances might seem like a full-time job. Fortunately, not everything you do to help your money situation needs to be hard or take a long time. There are many little things you can do that have big results. Here are three very easy financial moves that […]

Family

We Need to Talk… About Money

Having a hard time discussing money? You’re not alone. For many Americans, it can seem like it’s harder to discuss money than it is to talk about death. We need to get over this taboo. Why? Because whether you’re part of a couple, on your own, raising kids, or caring for aging parents, you – […]

Investing

The Importance of Portfolio Rebalancing

Over time, you might start to see your portfolio asset-allocation veer off track because of market ups and downs. Market variation could cause the performance of an individual stock to improve, while other stocks either remain consistent or actually start to decline in performance during a certain period of time. To give an example of […]

Credit

Credit 101: What Is Credit And How Does It Work?

According to a NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll, most Americans don’t understand how common actions can affect their credit scores. This can have a seriously negative impact on their financial situation. Here are a few tips on building your credit – a smart money habit. Building (and maintaining) a solid credit background can strengthen your negotiating […]

Family

Be a Good Financial Role Model and Turn Your Kids into Savers

Responsible financial management is not innate. Most kids aren’t born savers and some can struggle with the concept of deferred gratification. It can take real dedication to invest for the future (for adults and children alike) particularly when there are so many distractions at hand. If you have children of your own or spend time […]

Finance Basics

20 Minutes to a Better Financial You

We all know that time is often a precious resource. So much to do, so little time! Fortunately, improving your financial life doesn’t have to be time-consuming or too complicated. The tasks below usually take around 20 minutes or less, but can help you take a big step towards improving your finances. Try crossing a […]

Investing

25 Simple Ways to Save for Investing

According to research, less than ten percent of Americans feel they’re successful in achieving their New Year’s resolutions. If you started this year with the hope of building your investments, don’t despair. While it may seem like every dollar you earn is already spoken for, you’ll be surprised at how many ways you could find […]