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So, You Want to Switch Jobs? Don’t Forget Your Finances at the Door

The average person changes jobs every four years. And with more vacancies than applicants, the current job market is yours for the taking. Whether you’re just exploring your options or putting the finishing touches on your updated resume, be sure to consider the financial implications of taking a new role. Time Between Paychecks If you’ve […]

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Heading Back to the Office? 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to the Office

Remember leaving the office in March 2020? It looked like we’d be back in a matter of weeks. Now, over a year later, as companies begin asking employees to return to the office, there is a mix of emotions about making the transition and adjusting to a new routine.  If you’re a bit nervous, you’re […]

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21 Ways to Make Money Online for Beginners

The internet is the land of alternative income opportunities. Unlike a position where you may have to be somewhere at a specific time — like pulling weekend retail shifts or babysitting for your next-door neighbor — many digital side gigs can be done from the comfort of your own home and often on a timeline […]

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How to Be an Ally for the Working Women in Your Life

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an uncomfortable truth about the life of a working woman in America. Women still earn less than men at work, are less likely to advance to management positions, and shoulder a larger share of household work at the same time. The pandemic didn’t create gender inequality at home and work […]

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Get Smart With Your Money

From major banks to rappers like Big Sean, it seems like everyone is promoting financial literacy these days. And with good reason: Bridging the racial wealth gap requires everyone to gain access to the wisdom that previously was only accessible to a select few. We teamed up with OZY to bring you money management and banking […]

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Go to the Head of the Class

The acronym has taken over education: STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — is the focus for educators and parents alike as they prepare their kids for the jobs of the future. So, how can historically underrepresented Black women make a mark in those lucrative fields? A new series of pathways is opening up […]

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Meet the New Boss

The time is now for Black female entrepreneurs. From 2014 to 2019, the number of Black women-owned businesses leaped by 50 percent — far outpacing the 21 percent growth for women overall. Getting a business off the ground, of course, is only the start. So, what does it take to succeed? We teamed up with […]

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Curiosity, Confidence, and Careers: A Conversation With Lule Demmissie and Jaclyn Johnson

At Ally, we’re constantly inspired by women who break barriers, from the powerhouse women on Wall Street to inspiring entrepreneurs, and most recently, the groundbreaking woman entering the White House, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We see women making incredible strides toward equality and equal representation each day, but there is still work to do. The […]

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How to Build a Thriving Business

Black Americans have always had to be entrepreneurial. Shut out of traditional paths to corporate leadership, they start businesses at higher rates than the rest of the population — and those rates are only growing. If you’re looking to take the leap, we teamed up with OZY to bring you these inspiring tales from entrepreneurs about […]

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10 Ways to Make Extra Money From Home

You’ve heard all about popular side hustles, from weekend waitressing to rideshare driving to food delivering. And while these are excellent ways to increase cashflow, most traditional side gigs require a car and hours spent outside the house, which isn’t always feasible. Still want to bank some extra cash each month? With a little creativity […]

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