Checking

Five Things to Know About Interest Checking Accounts

If you’re like most people, your checking account does the heavy lifting when it comes to everyday banking tasks. It’s the account you use to pay bills and conduct most of your transactions. As long as money’s going in and bills are going out, it’s easy to overlook this essential banking basic. But it may […]

Money Market

5 Ways to Find the Best Money Market Rates

Needing flexible access to your savings shouldn’t mean getting short shrift on interest returns. With a little homework, you can find a money market account that keeps your money safe, gives you flexible access, and offers a competitive interest rate to help your balance grow. However, you don’t want to rush out and open whatever […]

IRA

7 Common IRA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement — and it’s certainly never too soon (or too late) to get familiar with your savings options. But knowing the basics surrounding the tax advantages of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be difficult. After all, who understands all 73,000+ pages of the United States tax […]

Money Market

Are Money Market Accounts Safe?

If you’re like most people, the safety of your cash deposits is priority number one. So how do you make sure your money is secure? What if you want to earn some interest at the same time? Besides the old savings account standby, there are other safe places to save that you may want to […]

Money Market

How Money Market Accounts Work and Why You Should Open One

When it comes to earning interest on your money, savings account aren’t the only game in town. Money market accounts are one of the most popular savings options, and if you aren’t familiar with their features, it’s probably time to learn more. So how does a money market account work? Here’s a primer on this […]

Savings Accounts

Your Financial Buoy: Build an Emergency Savings Account

Are you a glass half-full type of person? Always assuming that things at your job will work out, your family will stay healthy, and your car will last another decade? Even if you are an optimist, it’s important to take a tip from the Boy Scouts and be prepared. After all, companies downsize, people get […]

Savings Accounts

Put Your Savings on Autopilot: How to Set Up Recurring Deposits to Your Ally Bank Online Savings Account

Why is it that spending is just so much easier than saving? Even though we know it’s something that will benefit us, saving can just seem so tedious. And when you’re trying to be smart with your finances, there can be a lot of to-dos: paying bills on time, managing retirement contributions, keeping credit cards […]

Savings Accounts

How to Open an Online Savings Account at Ally Bank: 5 Steps in 5 Minutes

If you’re ready to take advantage of the great rates, straightforward terms, and top-notch account security of an Ally Bank Online Savings Account, good news: you can open one in five minutes or less. Here’s a quick step-by-step how-to for opening an Online Savings Account at Ally Bank. Minute 1: Gather your personal creds Start […]

Money Market

How to Open a Money Market Account in 3 Easy Steps

You’ve discovered that a money market account hits the sweet spot for deposit accounts—right between less accessible certificates of deposit (CDs) and the relatively low interest offerings of checking accounts. What’s next? If you’re wondering how to open a money market account, it couldn’t be easier. Here’s how in 3 easy steps. 1. Choose a […]

Money Market

Money Market vs. CD: Which Is Best for You?

If you have some savings you’d like to earn interest on, but you’re thinking a regular savings account won’t quite cut it, consider using a money market account or a certificate of deposit (CD). Which one is best for you depends on your earnings expectations and what kind of access you need. Money market accounts […]

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