Ally News

So Many Reasons to Take PRIDE in Diversity [Video]

If you ask our CEO, Jeffrey Brown, he’ll tell you that “if we take care of the culture, everything else will take care of itself.” And the research we’re looking at proves this – Kris Boesch, founder and CEO of Choose People and author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace, shared […]

Trading

Be Your Own Financial Planner: 5 Things to Know about Ally Invest Self-Directed Trading

Sometimes you just want to take matters into your own hands, especially when it comes to your money. After all, you know your capacity for risk and your long-term financial goals better than anyone else. If this rings true to you, a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) investing approach could be just what your portfolio needs. But if […]

Options

How Option Pricing Is Determined [Video]

For many investors, it’s appealing to buy a cheap stock and buy as many shares as you possibly can. You sound pretty good at a cocktail party, right? In the options world, that’s not always the case. Don’t wait until it’s too late, and too costly, to learn the basics of options pricing. If you […]

Options

How to Read a Stock Option Quote [Video]

Learn how to read a stock option quote so you can understand the specific terms and conditions of the option contract very quickly. There are five parts of a standard stock options quote: stock symbol, expiration date, strike price, type, and premium. Watch this video to learn more. Did You Know? If you think option […]

Trading

How Inflation Impacts Investing & What You Can Do About It

Most people tend to think of inflation on a micro level—how it impacts the price of groceries, for example—but it also has a very real effect on your investments. Inflation can influence stock market returns, outpace savings interest rates, and reduce your purchasing power during retirement. The future depends on what you do today. Understanding […]

Finance Basics

5 Priceless Money Lessons From Real-Life Dads

When was the last time your kids heard a store cashier ask, “cash or credit?” In today’s ever-increasingly cashless society, it feels like actual dollars and cents have gone the way of the dodo. Whether you’re in the checkout line at a big-box retailer, grabbing a snack from a vending machine, or even reserving your […]

New Home

It’s Not Just the House. It’s About Your Neighborhood Vibe, Too

Why do you live where you do? Oftentimes, the answer is, “It’s affordable.” Some might say because it’s close to where they work. And for others, it’s due to family living nearby. Most of us, however, choose to live in a particular neighborhood because we like the feel of the community, or its “vibe,” according […]

New Home

What’s Your Ideal Neighborhood Vibe?

Picking a neighborhood that suits your lifestyle is just as important as finding the perfect house. But is the perfect “neighborhood vibe” really the cute house with a big front yard and a white picket fence? Not for everyone. Our recent survey showed that only 36% of Americans want this so-called idyllic suburban neighborhood. What’s […]

Ally News

Why Economic Mobility Matters—and What We’re Doing About It at Ally

One of the biggest issues facing our society is economic inequality. And, economic inequality today leads to a lack of economic mobility tomorrow. As a digital financial institution, we at Ally feel we’re in a unique position to help educate consumers and change that trajectory. As head of Corporate Citizenship at a company that always […]

Savings Accounts

How Inflation Impacts Your Savings and What You Can Do About It

Grandpa was right; a loaf of bread did cost 10 cents several decades ago. (As for walking to school uphill both ways in a snowstorm, that’s debatable.) But bread doesn’t cost 10 cents anymore, and even if you’re not an economist, you probably know it’s because of inflation. How does inflation affect your savings? And, […]