Trading

Low Risk, Less Stress: A Conservative Investment Strategy Can Help You Build Wealth Without the Anxiety

The primary goal of investing? Building wealth. But with investing comes some risk, which can be so stressful for some investors that they choose to sit on the sidelines, too cautious to get started. If that’s the case for you, you’re not alone. Sixty-five percent of adults say investing is scary and/or intimidating, with Gen […]

Travel

Last-Minute Travel? How To Ready Your Wallet for Your Spontaneous Getaway

Investing. It’s a popular method roughly half of Americans use to achieve financial independence. But what does independence really mean? Getting away, apparently. According to a recent Ally Invest survey, 38 percent of respondents listed travel as an important reason why they invest. It’s not surprising that you want to invest and save up for […]

Trading

Commission-Free Trading: Music to Every Investor’s Ears

Many musical artists have told us the best things in life are free – think of Frank Sinatra crooning about flowers in spring and robins that sing and Jennifer Lopez saying that love don’t cost a thing. And we’re all familiar with the many tunes in homage of another freebie cherished by a growing number […]

Trading

What’s a Cash-Enhanced Managed Portfolio? We’re Glad You Asked

Investing for the first time can make your head spin. From the jargon to the time-consuming market research to the nerves you have, it’s natural that you might feel apprehensive. But investing doesn’t need to be scary or overwhelming — and you should feel good about taking control of your financial goals and growth. That’s […]

New Home

Tips from a Pro for Smart House Flipping

Do you daydream about transforming a 1920s bungalow from moldy to modern? Do you spend your time scouring Zillow for knockout deals? Maybe you’ve dreamed for years of buying a fixer-upper, maybe you had the idea five minutes ago — no matter where you are in the long-haul process of house flipping, this segment of […]

Trading

Your Top Questions Answered About Robo-Advisors

From smart homes to self-driving cars, technology is redefining and streamlining the way we live. Even the way you invest your money is  getting an upgrade. Robo-advisors are adding the benefits of automation to your finances by helping you build and manage an investment portfolio with ease. But what is a robo-advisor? And should you […]

Ally News

Financial Responsibility with Jimmie Johnson — It’s Never Too Early to Learn the Value of a Dollar

We all know about Jimmie Johnson’s impressive racing career with seven NASCAR Cup Series championships under his helmet (an all-time record he shares with icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt). Jimmie is now in his 18th season in the Cup Series, and we at Ally are proud to be partnered with him because, on top […]

Finance Basics

Find Financial Well-Being Through Hygge

Have you heard of hygge? It’s a Danish concept (derived from the Old Norse term for “comfort”) of coziness and contentment that grew majorly popular in the U.S. back in 2016. The Danes practice implementing hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) in multiple facets of their lives. (Maybe that’s why they’re known as one of the happiest countries […]

College

Newly Retired or a Recent Grad? Student Debt Affects All Generations

Student loan debt and Millennials. In news headlines (and meme culture), the two seem to go hand in hand. But Millennials are far from the only age group feeling the pain. Sure, Millennials (born in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s) hold 48% of the $1.49 trillion in outstanding student loans, but the student loan debt […]

IRA

7 Common IRA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement — and it’s certainly never too soon (or too late) to get familiar with your savings options. But knowing the basics surrounding the tax advantages of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be difficult. After all, who understands all 73,000+ pages of the United States tax […]

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