Career

Make Your Move: How and When to Make a Career Change

Good jobs aren’t always good careers. Careers tend to be more fulfilling and rooted in passion. Yet many of us stay in high-paying professions despite overwhelming feelings of emptiness. It takes risk and courage to switch careers later in life. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that’s not only possible but essential. Regrets usually […]

Travel

Food Trip: Best Restaurants and Food on the Road

When we’re in the car for long periods of time, it’s only natural to get a hankering for some local fare. If you can spare some time, there are tons of fabulous #CarLove cuisines across roadside America. Here are several of our favorite foods and cultures with nearby highways. Here’s hoping you look forward to […]

College

Education Past Graduation: Post College Finance Tips

The four college years sure go by in a hurry. It’s a time that bridges the gap between adolescence and adulthood. So if you searched in vain for your mortarboard, after tossing it to the clouds in a fit of joy, worry not: this blog’s for you. While you may have a diploma, your education […]

Family

Marriage and Money: Tips to Make Newlywed Finances Simple

Whether it’s the bride, groom or dreaded parental expectations – most weddings are expensive. Still, no one should walk down the aisle with finances on the brain. We think that should happen a few days after the Honeymoon. Here’s to the happy couple staying on the financial up and up. Joint Goals Set all financial […]

Retirement

What to Do in Retirement – Tips to Reduce Retirement Stress

Retirement isn’t akin to parking gently and hanging up the keys. Instead, as we are living longer and spend more time retired, the period lets us move to the left lane and proudly rev the engine. Yet, retirement remains a significant source of tension for older people. Let’s do our part to reduce that a […]

Travel

Family Road Trip Tips: How to Make Road Trips Fun

Driving alone can be fun. However, like most of life’s greatest moments, those shared are just better. Anyone with a family who has taken road trips knows that these getaways are often equal parts joy and frustration. Let’s make trips a little easier and a whole lot more fun. Maybe. Here are a few suggestions […]

Retirement

A Millennial’s Guide to Retirement Planning

Building a strong and secure retirement plan is a necessity shared by all generations. Just like each generation that came before, millennials face a unique set of challenges (and advantages!) when planning for retirement. In 2008, this generation witnessed a devastating recession hit right in the middle of their coming-of-age years. Unemployment rates shot up, […]

Career

Raise Your Game: How to Ask for a Raise

If you want a raise, you better ask for it. But there are right ways and not so right ways to actually get what you want. Here are tips for approaching your boss strategically and tactfully. Go out there and get the raise you deserve. Timing Is Everything Pick a time that is relatively stress-free […]

Travel

Make Your Getaway: Travel Tips to Save Money

Saving for the future doesn’t have to be abstract. It helps when what you’re saving for is both real and worthwhile. Because traveling is expensive, we’ll help you plan for that great summer vacation. With spring nearly upon us, now’s a good time to start thinking about warmer weather. When If you can, avoid traveling […]

Retirement

Volunteering: Can You Do Well on Your Taxes by Doing Good?

Please note: Ally Bank does not provide tax advice and offers this information only as a consumer service. Consult the IRS or a professional tax advisor if you have questions about charitable giving deductions. Most everyone knows that the checks you write to qualified charities can qualify as tax deductions. But fewer people probably are […]