Trading

The Market Is Dipping. How Do You Keep from Freaking Out?

What goes up must come down. Or so the saying goes. Just like the sun sets each day, a tossed ball falls to the ground, and historically, a rising stock market eventually dips down. Though markets have been on the rise for more than a decade, they’re now stumbling. And those losses can cause some […]

Options

How to Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes in Option Trading

When trading options, it’s possible to profit if stocks go up, down, or sideways. You can use option strategies to cut losses, protect gains, and control large chunks of stock with a relatively small cash outlay. Sounds great, right? Here’s the catch. You can also lose more than the entire amount you invested in a […]

Ally News

A ‘Life-Changing’ Experience: Winners Reveal Success Since Ally Big Save Contest

One year ago this February, AJ Jain and his family were running around their Olathe, Kansas, home during the Big Game. No, Jain wasn’t celebrating Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles’ “Philly Special” touchdown catch. Instead, he was one of more than 30,000 people competing in Ally’s Big Save contest who were running around during commercial […]

CDs

Finding the Perfect Fit: Which CD Is Right for You?

Certificates of deposit (CDs) used to be one-size-fits-all. (Has that ever worked out?) Times have changed—now you can find different types of CDs with a variety of terms tailored to your personal savings goals. Here’s how to know which CD to get to help you create your own unique savings strategy. Get a handle on […]

Car Shopping

What to Know When Returning Your Leased Vehicle

Leasing a car versus buying one can have its advantages. Often lower monthly payments, cheaper maintenance costs, and the ability to drive a new car every few years can make leasing attractive to some. If you’re one such driver, all good things must come to an end, and that includes your car lease. (Insert sad […]

Finance Basics

Can You Define These 8 Personal Finance Terms?

Calling all personal finance nerds! Test your financial IQ with this quiz. Watch out for those abbreviations. When you’re done, see how you rate against people like you. What is the Ally Dejargonator? When it comes to your money, everything is dollars and cents. But when financial experts start talking, do you struggle to make […]

CDs

One-year CD vs. Savings: What’s Best for Your Short-term Money Goals?

A lot can happen in a year—besides just getting another year older. Your savings balance can grow significantly in 12 months if it’s in the right place at the right time. Certificates of deposit (CDs) and savings accounts are great options for short-term saving, but what’s best for you depends on your goals, the kind […]

CDs

3 Sweet Things to Know About Our No Penalty CD

Do you want to eat your cake and have it, too? Well, maybe you can—at least when it comes to savings options. If you like the fixed-rate security of certificates of deposit (CDs), but you’re worried about things like early withdrawal penalties or minimum deposit requirements, look no further. At Ally Bank, we’re used to […]

Car Shopping

Prioritize Safety Over Style and Stick to Your New Car Budget in the Process

Buying a new car can feel like playing Crossy Road, except the goal is to get to the other side without being flattened by a sky-high sticker price. Sure, WiFi connectivity and voice control can give your new car a futuristic feel. Automatic parking sensors or emergency braking can help you avoid scraped bumpers or […]

New Home

4 Habits of Smart, Successful First-Time Homebuyers

When you think about your first home – what comes to mind? Whether your first home is a future goal, or a trip down memory lane, let’s go there for a moment. Is it a big house on tree-lined street, white picket fence, attached garage, and 2.5 kids to fill it? Or something a bit […]

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