Technology

Tips for Safer Online Shopping

One of the many conveniences that this tech-driven era offers us is online shopping. We’re not mad about the fact that there’s really no need to go to the mall anymore. Why fight for a parking space when you can buy virtually everything on your list online – especially with that free shipping! While praising […]

Technology

How to Secure Your Wireless Network

You don’t let just anyone walk through your front door. So why let just anyone access your wireless network? Securing your wireless network is the virtual equivalent of locking the door—you give authorized users easy access and prevent unwanted guests. Fortunately, it’s simple to implement wireless network security measures and protect your online activities. Secure […]

Technology

Identity Theft: How to Monitor for Fraudulent Activity

As we’re increasing the amount of time we spend online – shopping, banking, working, and connecting with friends – we’re contributing more and more personal information about ourselves online. Meanwhile, hackers are looking for opportunities to collect this personal information for fraudulent purposes. Identity theft now impacts more than 15 million consumers every year. So, […]

New Home

The Mortgage Playbook – Become a Mortgage Application All-Star

Applying for a mortgage doesn’t have to feel like a contact sport. You should never feel like you’re being blindsided by confusing requests or dodging financial surprises as you march down the field toward your closing date. That’s why we’re excited to introduce The Mortgage Playbook – our way to demystify the mortgage process and […]

Vehicle Care

Top 5 Reasons a Vehicle Service Contract Could Be Right For You

A vehicle service contract is a great option to increase peace of mind on the road and help protect your wallet from surprise vehicle repair bills. This type of coverage, which is like an extended warranty on your vehicle, helps to cover the cost of unexpected vehicle repairs and get you back on the road […]

Technology

Security Tips for Your Personal Data

At Ally, we fully embrace the digital evolution. We’re proud to offer products and services that allow our customers to manage their accounts digitally (and virtually). As digital alternatives start to become the norm, and many of us are doing virtually everything online these days, cyber security has never been a more important topic to […]

New Home

Your Cheddar: Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is no small thing. A home is one of the biggest and most stressful purchases many people will make in their lifetime. While the process can be intimidating — saving for a down payment, applying for a mortgage, closing costs, credit reports, and the list goes on — the end result (home […]

Travel

Take a Vacation – It’s Good for the Economy!

We tend to focus on the personal benefits of using our paid vacation days – and understandably so! Taking time off can help you relax, recharge, and get out of your day-to-day routine. But, larger trends in how the American workforce as a whole uses, or doesn’t use, earned vacation days can have a major […]

Trading

Your Cheddar: What We Know About the Millennial Investor

In case you missed it, Rich Hagen, President of Ally Invest, appeared on a recent episode of Your Cheddar, our weekly livestream from the NYSE floor in collaboration with Cheddar. Rich’s segment introduced one of the newest additions to Ally’s range of product offerings: Ally Invest. He also shed some light on the millennial investor […]

Trading

Investing Advice Brought to You by the Animal Kingdom

As humans, we’re hard-wired for instant gratification. Yet over the millennia, we’ve created a modern society which rewards deferred gratification and forward thinking – very much removed from our basic animal instincts. Our big brains allow us to pursue higher education, maintain careers, and build wealth.  But, we’re still animal at the core. So we […]