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 […]

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 [Video]

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 […]

Ally News

The Break-Up: From a Job, a Spouse, or a City [Video]

In case you missed it, Andrea Riley, Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer for Ally, and Kathie Patterson, Chief Human Resources Officer for Ally, shared their expert advice on how to break-up gracefully (with your finances intact) on a recent episode of Your Cheddar, our weekly personal finance livestream in collaboration with Cheddar. Breaking up […]

Ally News

John Rich’s Relentless Pursuit of Passion

John Rich is a man of many talents. He’s a singer, a songwriter – a genuine rock star in Big & Rich – and the business man behind the Redneck Riviera brand. Are you wondering how John found success in all of his ventures? We were wondering the same thing, so we asked! We sat […]

Trading

4 Steps to Start Investing Ethically

Many of us make a conscious effort to do the right thing. We try to have our personal values guide our daily behaviors and decisions. As consumers, we do this by using our purchasing power to support businesses that align with our value set. As investors, we have a similar opportunity.  You can design your […]

IRA

What Is a Traditional IRA and Why You Should Open One Now Rather Than Later

You may think saving for retirement only benefits you in the long run. However, a traditional IRA (individual retirement account) is a savings tool that offers tax benefits now while you save for retirement later. For the most part, all you need is taxable income and you can open an IRA at a brokerage firm […]

Trading

Ready, Set, Invest! 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Ready to Start Investing

When you decide that it’s time to start investing, sometimes the hardest part can be knowing where to start. For beginners, taking that initial plunge into the market can seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. You can get the ball rolling by answering just a few simple questions – like the ones below. […]