Finance Basics

Our Resolution is Helping You Keep Your Resolution

Cheers to the New Year! And the new you. It’s one thing to make a resolution, but it’s another thing to actually keep it, right? We’re obsessed with doing right by our customers, so we’ve made it our New Year’s Resolution to help you keep yours. We’ve cooked up some foolproof ways to help keep you […]

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Our Top 5 Holi-Do’s and Holi-Don’ts

Let’s bring comfort and joy back into the holidays. It’s pretty easy to get bent out of shape during the most magical time of the year. We have some tips that’ll help you save time, money and your sanity this holiday season. Helpful Links: 1) pinterest.com/explore/diy-gifts/ 2) headspace.com/ 3) wunderlist.com/ 4) google.com/flights/

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The Holidays Are About the Fa La La, Not the Moo La La

This year, we’ll collectively fork out $465 billion on holiday spending. Of all that cash, about 43% is spent on travel, and another 41% on gifts. Saving in those two areas alone can really help make a difference in your wallet. A few things the airlines don’t want you to know When you figure that […]

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Less Time Gifting, More Time Merrimenting

How do you want to spend 15 hours of your life? Bet it’s not shopping and standing in line. But that’s what most Americans will do this holiday season. Don’t sweat it. We’ve got some gifting hacks that’ll help you gift it right—saving you some time. Buy one gift and call it a day So […]

Finance Basics

Get Physically Fit and Financially Jacked

Who knew that your squats record, or your daily burpees, could tell you something about your financial fitness? Actually, the two are a lot more related than you’d think—70% say that financial health has a positive impact on their physical health. But it turns out, the two aren’t just connected—the process of getting financially fit […]

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How to Budget Your Way – Without Doing Anything You Hate

Budgeting is like counting calories. It’s good for you but no one enjoys doing it. As a result, very few people do either! What if I told you there were a lot of different ways to budget and it just takes time to figure out what works for you? It’s not always about saving every […]

Finance Basics

Have Fun with Finances: Level-Up Your Finances Using Gamification

Do you like to feel like a winner? Do you enjoy that moment when you come to realize your own awesomeness? It’s when you can’t help but throw your arms up over your head and bask in your own glorious achievement. It’s a pretty amazing, universal feeling – but we don’t have a word for […]

Budget

Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Whether you’re just starting to build a credit history or you’re working to improve your credit score, opening a savings account may help. That’s because lenders see bank accounts as a sign of stability. Stability, in turn, helps them see you as a good credit risk, which helps make it easier for you to receive […]

Finance Basics

Keeping Your Personal Information Private

With the right Internet security measures, you can keep your financial details safe and your personal information private—whether you're paying a bill or shopping online. Visit the Ally Bank security page for helpful information on how to keep your account secure. Also, consider the following computer safety tips: Install anti-virus software. This is an easy […]

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Track Spending and Eliminate Debt

In the past, the best way to balance a checkbook was by hand, recording daily spending habits to ensure accounts were not overdrawn. But with the growth of technology, tracking spending habits is now as easy as clicking a mouse or opening an app. Banking online is a great way to conveniently track spending, pay […]

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