Career

Asking Your Employer to Invest in Your Career [VIDEO] – Financial Etiquette: Workplace Edition

Thinking about taking a class that will help you perform better at your current job? Or maybe there’s a big conference in another state that could help you help your employer’s bottom line. Whatever the case may be, there may be ways to get your employer to pay all — or at least part — […]

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Ally Bank Presents ‘Financial Etiquette: Workplace Edition’ with LinkedIn’s Career Expert Nicole Williams

Some workplace questions can’t be answered simply by checking the employee handbook. For instance, do you always have to give a gift when a coworker has a baby or ties the knot? How should you handle banking, doctors’ appointments and other personal matters during work hours? And what are the rules for dining out on […]

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Ally Bank Book Club: 3 Books for Financial and Career Development

Reading is fundamental — especially when it comes to knowing all there is to know about making the most of your money. Last month, Liz Weston offered up some of her favorite personal finance books to get you through the remainder of the summer. Today, we’ll look at three personal finance and career development books […]

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Career Expert Nicole Williams Talks Setting Professional Goals

In many ways, work goals are financial goals. After all, just about any growth in your career will mostly likely enrich your wallet. But what should you keep in mind when crafting and tracking work-related goals? We asked bestselling author and LinkedIn career expert Nicole Williams for her perspective on when it’s time to create […]

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Do Companies and Their Employees Benefit from Telecommuting?

No one can deny that we are living in an age that’s becoming more and more digital in nature. Mobile phones and computers are ubiquitous, allowing people to do business with online financial institutions like Ally Bank and manage their finances from just about anywhere. These same devices allow many workers the luxury of performing […]

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Author Kerry Hannon Talks Finding a New Career During Retirement

When it comes to understanding how people plan for and think about working past age 65, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more knowledgeable than Kerry Hannon. Not only is Hannon a career transition expert and AARP’s job expert, she’s also the award-winning author of the national bestseller Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That […]

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Financial Etiquette: How to Handle Questions About Your Income [BONUS CONTENT]

Over the last few weeks, Ally Bank and Randy Cohen have brought you tips for handling all sorts of potentially awkward situations regarding money — from how to handle a loan request from a friend or relative, to the rules of re-gifting. “Knowing how to confidently handle an awkward money question before it actually occurs […]

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The Dos And Don’ts of Freelancing

There are roughly 42 million freelancers in the United States, according to NBC News, mounting to roughly a third of the country’s workforce. While freelancing often comes with benefits like flexible hours and the option to work at home, you should keep some financial considerations in mind. Do… Determine your hourly rate, since it will probably […]

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5 Careers That Will Be In Demand In 10 Years

A growing number of people over 35 are heading back to school. For many, returning to school is meant to make themselves more marketable in an employment landscape that looks decidedly different than it did 15 years ago. In fact, in the last few years, the number of people between 35 and 49 who have […]

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Becoming Your Own Boss: 5 Tips on How to Adjust

About 14 million Americans are self-employed, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re one of them, you already know how being your own boss can give you the freedom to set your own schedule, make your own rules and take greater control of your salary. But there’s a […]