Savings Accounts

5 Things to Consider Before Opening a Joint Savings Account

  Sharing a meal is one thing. Sharing finances is another thing altogether. If you’re thinking about opening a joint savings account with someone, you know there are practical considerations—both legal and emotional—to mull over before you sign up. Here are a few things to consider: Joint savings accounts can make money management easier Any […]

Online Banking

How to Open a Bank Account Online

  Think you don’t have time to open a new bank account online? Think again. Nowadays it’s so simple, you probably can do it on the fly. Once you’ve chosen a bank and the type of account you want, a few basic pieces of information and an internet connection are all you need to get […]

Savings Accounts

Beyond the Piggy Bank: Best Children’s Savings Accounts

  Ah, saving. It’s probably the most important money lesson kids can learn. So you’ve taught them to set some of their allowance aside, and now the piggy bank is full. Here are some answers to questions you may have about taking the next step and opening an online savings account for your child. What […]

Savings Accounts

How to Open a New Online Savings Account

Here’s something you can check off your to-do list in just a few minutes: open a new online savings account. An online savings account is a secure way to manage and access your money—while you earn interest. And opening one couldn’t be easier. 1. Choose a reputable online bank Virtually all online banks offer some […]

Savings Accounts

The Thing About “High Interest” Savings Accounts

  Although it sounds attractive, the term “high interest” can be misleading. While you shop around for the best rate, it can be hard to keep your facts straight. Here’s what you can expect from so-called “high interest” savings accounts—and an option that may be a better fit for your funds. What is a “high […]

Savings Accounts

Money Market Accounts vs. Savings Accounts

First of all, be proud of yourself—your money-savvy habits have paid off and now you have some savings to set aside. You have plenty of choices when it comes to managing that hard-earned cash. Two of the most common places to deposit your savings are money market accounts and savings accounts. While these two types of […]

Savings Accounts

CDs vs. Savings Accounts: Understanding the Difference

You already know that saving money is critical to meeting your financial goals, but choosing the right type of bank account is just as important. Although there are many kinds of accounts, two of the most common ways to save are certificates of deposit (CDs) and savings accounts. Understanding the key features of each type of […]

Savings Accounts

Online Savings Accounts: 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Savings

  You already manage so much of your life online, it just makes sense to manage your finances online, too. An online savings account can be a great way to save money and make progress toward your financial goals. Take a look at these 5 tips for making the most of your savings.   1. […]

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 [Video]

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 […]