Savings Accounts

How Inflation Impacts Your Savings and What You Can Do About It

Grandpa was right; a loaf of bread did cost 10 cents several decades ago. (As for walking to school uphill both ways in a snowstorm, that’s debatable.) But bread doesn’t cost 10 cents anymore, and even if you’re not an economist, you probably know it’s because of inflation. How does inflation affect your savings? And, […]

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Do You Need to “Save” Your Savings Account? Answer These 2 Questions to Find Out

You know it’s coming. The low punch in the gut every time you look at what your savings account balance actually earned throughout the month or year. You deserve to feel the lift that comes with watching your balance grow. Answer these two questions to find out if you need to “save” your savings from […]

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How to Put Your Savings Deposits on “Cruise Control” (So You Can Enjoy the View)

Do your best saving intentions have a way of ending up at the bottom of your list? Like that extra $200 or so you had planned to save on payday. Before you even had a chance to schedule a transfer, it was gone with the wind, say, on a spontaneous weekend road trip. You know you […]

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7 Things to Know About the Ally Bank Online Savings Account

What is your savings account doing for you? If it’s simply a place to stash your cash and your balance is earning little to nothing, it might be time to reconsider your options. At Ally Bank, we believe the right savings account is more than just an online piggy bank. It goes beyond great rates […]

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Are You Really Saving? Watch Your Funds Grow With These 7 Hacks

Saving money may not be as fun as spending it, but having money is definitely more satisfying than not having it. For some of us, “having it” requires curbing a few spending impulses and sticking to a savings plan. Check yourself against the hacks listed below, and your growing balance will make you forget all […]

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Do Multiple Savings Accounts Make Sense for You?

Are you saving for a home? Putting money away for a dream vacation? Maybe you want to get ahead of the holiday season or prepare for upcoming wedding expenses. To keep your specific goals aligned—and to track your progress in each—you might consider opening multiple savings accounts. How many savings accounts can I open? The […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Opening a Joint Savings Account

  Sharing a meal is one thing. Sharing finances is another thing altogether. If you’re thinking about opening a joint savings account with someone, you know there are practical considerations—both legal and emotional—to mull over before you sign up. Here are a few things to consider: Joint savings accounts can make money management easier Any […]

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Understanding Savings Accounts

  As a money management tool, a savings account is one of the essentials—a fundamental part of your financial toolbox. Chances are you have one already, but it’s a good idea to review the basics periodically. Understanding savings accounts can help you use them more effectively to meet your savings goals. Savings accounts at a […]

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How to Open a New Online Savings Account

Here’s something you can check off your to-do list in just a few minutes: open a new online savings account. An online savings account is a secure way to manage and access your money—while you earn interest. And opening one couldn’t be easier. 1. Choose a reputable online bank Virtually all online banks offer some […]

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The Thing About “High Interest” Savings Accounts

  Although it sounds attractive, the term “high interest” can be misleading. While you shop around for the best rate, it can be hard to keep your facts straight. Here’s what you can expect from so-called “high interest” savings accounts—and an option that may be a better fit for your funds. What is a “high […]