Savings Accounts

Kick-start your savings plan this fall

As summer turns to fall, the weather may be cooling down, but your spending might be warming up. American families with school-aged kids plan to spend $864 on back-to-school supplies this year, up $15 from last year. Compared to 2019, shoppers are expected to dole out $168 more on average, for a whopping $37 billion […]

Checking

Can’t wait for payday? Early direct deposit is here to help

The countdown to payday can be fraught with emotion, both the good and the bad. Whether you’re eager to put some of your earnings toward fun weekend plans or making sure paying your bills doesn’t mean overdrawing your account, the wait can get stressful. So what if you could fast forward (just a bit)? Our […]

Checking

How CoverDraft Fits Into Your Money Management Toolbox

When it comes to managing your money, a diverse toolkit can make all the difference in staying on track and reaching your goals. If you bank with Ally, our Buckets and Boosters (features of Ally Bank’s Online Savings Account), along with other banking features like Overdraft Transfer Service and CoverDraftSM— all work together to help […]

Savings Accounts

Two Homes, What Now? Moving in Together When You Both Own a Home

Moving in together is a big step in any relationship. There’s a lot to consider as you merge your living spaces (and your lives!) — where to live, when to move, whose furniture to keep. But what happens when you both already own a home? Big conversations—especially about finances—can feel complicated when it comes to […]

Savings Accounts

Planes, Trains, Automobiles and More: Picking the Perfect Transportation for Your Vacation

As the saying goes, it’s all about the journey, not the destination. And if you’ve ever planned a vacation, you know determining how you’ll make that journey is pretty important. Will you be boarding a flight, road tripping or an option less-traveled? By thinking outside of the box, you can save money and make for […]

Savings Accounts

Buckets and Boosters: Make Your Money Perform Smarter Than Ever With Smart Savings Tools

Everyone knows that saving money is essential — you know about the all-important rainy-day fund, a vacation fund, and the many, many types of accounts targeting different goals. But when it comes to creating a plan for your goals, managing your money, and actually building the savings — well, let’s just say it’s easier said than […]

CDs

Pros and Cons of Certificates of Deposit (CDs)

A certificate of deposit (CD) might seem like an easy, safe way to stash your savings and earn some interest while you’re at it, but finding the right tool depends on your unique financial situation and the goals you may have for the savings you’re stashing. So how do you know if a CD is […]

Money Market

Are Money Market Accounts Safe?

There’s no question about it — when it comes to your money, safety is a big factor in how you choose to house your nest egg. If money market accounts have caught your eye, you may be wondering just how safe they are. Money market instruments, specifically, money market accounts can be a helpful (and […]

Money Market

What Is a Money Market Account?

Maybe you already have a certificate of deposit (CD) or two on top of your traditional checking and savings account. If so, you may be thinking, “I’m all set. Why would I need a money market account on top of these?” You may also be thinking you don’t want one more thing to keep track […]

Savings Accounts

Best Kids’ Savings Accounts

Saving: It’s one of the most important money lessons kids can learn, right? But once you’ve taught your kids to set aside part of their allowances, what do you do next? How do you teach online banking to little ones? You may want to consider opening a savings account to unload their bursting piggy banks. […]

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