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The cost of raising a child

Becoming a parent is an exciting and rewarding journey, and it also requires a lot of preparation and hard work. In addition to baby-proofing your home, reading up on parenting styles and stocking up on diapers, you want to ensure you’re financially prepared for parenthood as well. After all, it’s no secret that kids can […]

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Understanding the Costs of Owning a Pet

It’s no secret that pets can bring happiness and joy to our lives. However, it’s important to understand the commitment they require physically, emotionally and financially. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the average annual cost of owning a pet can range from $1,000 to $1,400 (depending on […]

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Quiz: Find The Perfect Holiday Gift For Everyone On Your List

Shopping for loved ones can be one of the most joyous parts of the holiday season, but there’s always that person … you know, the one that you never know what gift to give them.  The stress of trying to find the perfect present that will make their face light up is enough to sap […]

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Financial Considerations for LGBTQ+ Couples

In recent years, we’ve seen great strides for equality for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. But even with increased workplace protections and the legalization of same-sex marriages, LGBTQ+ couples still face several unique financial challenges and considerations. If you identify as LGBTQ+, by recognizing and planning for these difficulties, you can set yourself and […]

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5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Life’s Big Moments

Life is full of reasons to celebrate, but it’s also full of the unexpected. Sometimes when you plan for pivotal moments, you have to, well, pivot due to circumstances you may not have seen coming. And while switching up your wedding plans, anniversary event, graduation festivities, or whatever milestone you’re gearing up for can be […]

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11 Creative Ways to Refresh a Multipurpose Living Space — Without Spending Any Money

Whether you’re a homebody or consider yourself a jetsetter, it’s tough to deny the simple pleasure of having a comfortable and healthy living space. But when your home becomes your gym, your office, your day-care center, and more … well, it can be a lot to handle. Without clearly defined spaces, work files pile up […]

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Budgeting for Baby: Get Financially Ready for Your New Addition

A new bundle of joy is on its way (or you’re trying for one). Oh, baby! Congratulations. It’s a momentous time, but those feelings of excitement might be paired with questions surrounding spending and concerns about being prepared: How much does a baby cost? How do I financially plan for a newborn? How much will […]

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Off the Track: How Jimmie Johnson Recharges (Including His Recipe for Guacamole!)

Just like Jimmie Johnson, we all need ways to ease our minds and separate from the ups and downs of daily life, whether that’s caring for family, managing finances, or simply trying to keep it all together during a busy or uncertain time. For some, unwinding looks like taking a long walk outside or reading […]

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3 Priceless Benefits Only Your Pet Can Provide

Anyone who’s ever come home to the sound of paws padding across the kitchen floor, the furious wagging of a tail, and the pure joy that only a pup can produce knows: There’s a reason they say dogs are a man’s best friend. Many of our remote Ally employees might even say their pets make […]

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Boost Your Mood With Jimmie Johnson’s Playlist

From mood-boosting jams to relaxing beats, music is a powerful force that can affect us all in many ways. For seven-time NASCAR cup series champion Jimmie Johnson, listening to music provides a happy place that lifts him up any time of day. When he’s driving, working out, or just needs a little pick-me-up, Jimmie finds […]

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