Opportunities for Volunteering During the Holidays

You already know how much we here at Ally believe in saving. But do you also know how much we support giving? In fact, Ally Financial has declared November “Giving Back Month.” Throughout November, we’re encouraging everyone to give back to their communities and share stories of their volunteerism. If you’re looking to give back, the […]


What You Need to Know About Your Aging Parents’ Finances

Approaching your parents on the topics of money, investing or general finances can be challenging. As they begin to age, though, it becomes increasingly important that you have these conversations. One day, you may have to take over their finances. This can be a fairly easy process or an uphill battle, depending on the actions […]


Roadmap to a Successful Family Road Trip

Fall is in the air, and as the temperature drops, many people plan to hit the road to see the fall colors. Choosing a destination is the easy part, especially with these “Best of the Road” suggestions from Rand McNally and “Prettiest Fall Foliage Drives” from Yahoo Travel. These sites are a great resource for planning your […]


Savor the Summer: A Financially-Savvy Summer Menu from Dorothy Reinhold of Shockingly Delicious

For the new Ally Bank series, Summer Well Spent, we’re bringing you a variety of ways in which you can spend your time and money wisely to ensure you’re making the most of your summer days. And everybody knows that one of the most important components of summer is assembling the perfect menu. In this […]


Shape Up Your Summer: Fitness Expert Alastair Greer Gives Tips for Investing in Your Health

For the new Ally Bank series, Summer Well Spent, we’re bringing you a variety of ways in which you can spend your time and money wisely to ensure you’re making the most of your summer days. This installment is all about summer fitness. Perhaps you spent all winter and spring preparing your beach body and […]


What Moms Can Teach Their Kids About Money

In many ways, moms are best positioned to give their kids lessons about money. After all, as Parenting Squad managing editor Rhonda Franz points out, mothers are often the decision makers when it comes to household purchases. And while Mother’s Day may be the day we try to give back to our moms, the fact […]


Tuesday, April 23rd: Live Twitter Chat on Teaching Kids the Value of Money

April is Financial Literacy Month and Ally Bank wants to do its part to help you and your family better your money management. Join us for our live Twitter chat this Tuesday, April 23 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT to share ideas and get tips about Teaching Kids the Value of Money. […]


Should We Pay Our Kids For Good Grades?

When it comes to compensating kids for good grades, the traditional thinking has pretty much been that learning is its own reward. And if not that, the actual good grades themselves are payment. But in recent years, a new mindset has emerged: Why not give children financial incentives for achieving good grades? After all, in […]


Financial Etiquette: What to Do if a Friend or Relative Asks For Money [VIDEO]

It was William Shakespeare who wrote, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft lose both itself and friend.” While few people would argue with the wisdom of The Bard, turning down a relative in need or an enticing business venture from a friend can be difficult. So what do you do? In […]


Being Smart About Child Care Costs

You’ve probably heard the expression, “It costs money to make money.” That saying easily applies to child care costs. In order to go out and earn an income, you need to hire someone to care for your kids during business hours. The problem is that child care costs continue to rise. According to a recent […]

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