Savings Accounts

Savings Account vs. Money Market Account

Deciding between the benefits of a savings account vs. money market account is easier if you know what your savings needs are first. With that in mind, it's a simple matter of knowing the differences between the two types of accounts and choosing the one that fits your needs best. Regular savings accounts are easy […]

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Opening a New Online Bank Account

Online banking with Ally Bank makes it easy to manage your money and meet your financial goals. Our 24/7 customer service is available to answer your questions and help you open a new account or manage existing accounts. If you are not already an online banking customer, first consider what your banking needs are. If […]

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Family Saving (Introduction)

There's no denying that starting a family is an adventure. There's a lot of learning as you go, and keeping an eye out for life's surprises is practically a full-time job on its own. While it may be impossible for your family to be completely prepared for whatever life has in store, many families find […]

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A Great Savings Interest Calculator Starts With a Great Rate

Sometimes it can be hard to envision what your savings account will look like a few months down the road, especially when you take into the consideration the interest you're earning on that account. For some people, their interest rate is simply a number, but that can easily change when you get a chance to […]

Savings Accounts

Opening a Savings Account

Opening a savings account helps you in several ways: it keeps your money safe, you earn interest on your money and it is a good way to keep you from spending too much of what you make each month. Saving for emergencies is another good reason to open a savings account. If you lose your […]

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6 Financial Steps to Survive a Layoff

Unfortunately, layoffs are an all-too-common reality. And the prospect of finding new employment can seem daunting. What can you do if you find yourself facing a life-changing event such as losing your job? What steps do you need to take? 1. Prepare your parachute.It's important to talk to the employer that is laying you off. […]

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Money Saving: Tips for Getting Started.

Ally Bank Offers Consistently Competitive Rates Saving money may not be as fun as spending it, but it’s absolutely one of the most important steps you can take towards achieving financial security. Whether you’re saving up for a big purchase down the line, saving for your child’s college fund, or starting an emergency fund, there […]

Savings Accounts

Use the Web to Gain Information About Savings Rates

Banking and shopping for the best savings account rates have changed dramatically over the years as more and more people go online for services and information. and are both sites that show you rates and products from many different banks. Those and other comparison sites can be great places to start, but as […]

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Meet Your Savings Goals

Long-term savings goals tend to be well suited to certificates of deposit (CDs), while an online savings or money market account tends to be better for short-term savings goals. Here's why: CDs have a set maturity date, allowing your balance to grow untouched until you need the money.In exchange for leaving your money deposited in […]

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Guidelines for Short-term and Long-term Saving

When it comes to long-term savings and short-term savings, certificates of deposits (CDs) and savings accounts can play a role in both. Your savings in an FDIC-member bank like Ally Bank is insured up to the maximum amount allowed by law, so deposits in CDs and savings accounts are among the safest places to keep […]

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