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 […]

Money Market

Where to Save: Money Market Accounts vs. Savings Accounts

Your saving habits have paid off, and now you have a chunk of change to set aside—but where’s the best place to put it? Fortunately, you have plenty of choices when it comes to saving, and two common places to deposit your funds are money market accounts and savings accounts. Although savings and money market accounts […]

Money Market

5 Things You Need to Know About Our Money Market Account

Sometimes you need a safe place to put your money that earns more interest than a checking account, but gives you more flexible access than a certificate of deposit (CD) or savings account. Maybe you’re building a house and need to write a few checks to contractors or taking care of wedding expenses as you […]

Online Banking

Let’s Talk About Trusts

Trusts have long been thought of as an inheritance tool meant only for the super wealthy thanks to the “trust-fund baby” stereotype in Hollywood movies. But, you don’t have to be a Hilton, Kardashian, or Richie Rich’s parents to set up a Trust. Anyone who wants to leave precise instructions on how their assets should […]

CDs

Are CDs Right for You? Weigh the Pros and Cons to Decide

A certificate of deposit (CD) is an easy, safe place to stash your savings and earn some interest while you’re at it. But CDs have some features that may not work for your situation. So how do you know if a CD is right for you? When you have an important decision to make, especially […]

CDs

How Risky Are Certificates of Deposit?

Life is all about balancing risks and rewards — especially when it comes to your finances. You want your money to earn interest at the highest rates, but you also want to safeguard your principal. Generally speaking, high-risk investments — like some stocks and bonds — yield higher returns than FDIC-insured bank products — like […]

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