Money Market

Where to Save: Money Market Accounts vs. Savings Accounts

Your saving habits have paid off, and now you have a chunk of change to set aside—but where’s the best place to put it? Fortunately, you have plenty of choices when it comes to saving, and two common places to deposit your funds are money market accounts and savings accounts. Although savings and money market accounts […]

Family

Keto on the Cheap? Paleo for Pennies? Yes, You Can Eat Healthy on a Budget

Healthy eating habits are nothing new, but anyone who’s made avocado toast knows that eating healthy on a budget can be challenging. You know to swap out starchy foods for whole grains and to reach for protein and fiber-rich foods in lieu of sugary and processed fare, yet organic food and specialty ingredients can add […]

Options

Confused by Put Options? Answers to Your Most Common Questions

You’ve probably heard the phrases, “What goes up, must come down” and “All good things must come to an end” when someone talks about the end of a bull run in the stock market. Both of those statements infer that your investments can only grow in value when the market is rising. But what if […]

Budget

How to Make a Big Impact in the Community Without Writing a Big Check

It’s a terrible feeling when you grab your wallet in hopes to donate to the bell-ringing Salvation Army Santa at your local grocery store or to the food pantry collection box at work only to realize you don’t have the extra cash to drop in. When it comes to charitable donations, it can be disheartening […]

Family

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

More people may be renting a home than ever before, but owning a home is still part of the American Dream that many of us aspire to achieve. Browsing real estate listings and attending open houses might seem easy enough, but the price isn’t the only thing you should consider when buying a home. From […]

Trading

Is Socially Responsible Investing Right for You?

You invest to build wealth and create financial security, but what if your portfolio could also benefit the greater good? Well, thanks to socially responsible investing (SRI), it can. Socially responsible investing is an investment strategy based on choosing socially conscious investments, thus doing your part to make the world a better place. And, in […]

Options

The Basics of Call Options (and How They Can Be Used as Part of Your Investment Strategy)

The emerald-cut rock you slipped on your partner’s finger while down on bended knee was a symbol of your intent to marry. But in some instances — for one reason or another — that diamond might not turn into an “I do.” You can think of a call option as the engagement ring of the […]

Options

How Covered Calls Can Fit into Your Investment Strategy

Ok, so you may not be a professional day trader. But you are the type of investor who prefers trading individual stocks, options, and other securities on your own. So you’re always on the lookout for different approaches to implement within your own investment strategy. One option trading strategy that has gained momentum among DIY […]

Ally News

How to Build a Better Bank: Ally Executives Discuss the Launch of the Brand and 10 Years of Doing Right for Customers

Do you remember your frustration as you waited on hold for almost an hour to speak to someone at your bank?  Or what about when you got a “deal” on a mortgage only to later find out your lender wasn’t transparent and you owed hundreds more each month in interest charges? How many times have […]

Travel

How to Save for Vacation: Tips and Tricks to Help Make Your Dream Vacation Affordable

Whether you’re a camper, theme-park enthusiast, or international adventurer, summer is one of the best times to travel. The kids are out of school and, while adults don’t get a three-month break from laptops, meetings, or their bosses, summer is the time to have some fun in the sun. According to a recent AAA Travel […]

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