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Internet Banking

Although most banks provide some kind of online access, not all banks can give you the user-friendly experience of banks designed specifically for convenient online bank products and services. At Ally Bank, for example, we offer a variety of savings products, all with features that help your money work its hardest. You can set up […]

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How to Save Money: Grow Your Money in CDs

You know saving is important, and you know you want your savings to earn a great rate. So, where do you start? You may want to check out certificates of deposit (CDs). CDs are a common way to keep your principal safe while earning interest—sometimes at a higher rate than money market or savings accounts. […]

CDs

Keep This in Mind When Comparing CDs

What should you consider when you do a certificate of deposit comparison? Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are a fairly straightforward way to save money, but there still are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for one. For example, if you come across a CD that is offering a dramatically higher interest rate, […]

CDs

What a CD Calculator Can Tell You About Your Savings

You don't have to be a math genius to figure out how fast your money will grow in a given certificate of deposit (CD.) All you need is a good CD calculator. The Ally Bank CD calculator makes it easy for you to not just calculate growth, but also visualize the growth of your savings, […]

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Certificate of Deposit (CD) Comparison: Reliable Sources and Tips

When you're considering a certificate of deposit (CD), there are a number of options, and it's important to shop around to find the right fit for your financial needs. Fortunately with a little online research, you can quickly find a variety of banks offering CDs and you can check out their websites to compare their […]

Savings Accounts

Learn the Difference

It's important to know the difference between a money market account (MMA), which is a deposit account offered by banks, and a money market fund (MMF), which is an investment product offered by non-bank financial entities like brokers, mutual fund companies, and so on. A money market account like the one offered by Ally Bank […]

CDs

Use a CD Interest Calculator to Pick the Right CD for You

So you've accumulated some savings, and you're ready to open a certificate of deposit (CD.) Which kind of CD is best for you? That all depends on your savings goals. A website like Bankrate.com can help you compare the rates and terms offered by several banks, and a CD interest calculator can help you figure […]

Savings Accounts

Savings Bonds or Money Market Accounts?

A few generations ago, U.S. Savings Bonds were a popular gift (not to mention a lesson in the virtue of saving) for children. Savings bonds still are a popular financial product and provide a good example of a low-risk, fixed-income investment. You receive a regular return, you can invest minimal amounts and you pay no […]

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Planning Ahead With a CD Interest Calculator

Two of the advantages of a certificate of deposit (CD) are its predictability and its reliability. When you put money into a CD, you generally know what you will get back at the end of its term (provided you don't withdraw the balance early).But to fully understand what happens to your money, you need to […]

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Can a Novice Follow a CD Ladder Strategy?

Learning how to build a CD ladder is a great step for anyone looking to get more out of their savings. And even if you’re new to financial planning, you can keep your CD ladder simple and organized by following a few easy tips. CD laddering is a strategy in which you open multiple certificates […]

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