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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 […]

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Budget Smart: How to Stick To a Budget

Ringing in the New Year is now a distant memory. Winter is nearly over, another season awaits, and resolutions made in high spirits at the end of 2015 may have already fallen by the wayside. We’re here to help. There’s no need to give up just yet. It’s perfectly understandable if you started 2016 a […]

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Added Bonus: What to Do With a Bonus

If you’re still sitting on your holiday bonus, then here are a few ideas for how to spend and save wisely. You worked hard to get the bonus – so don’t spend it all at once. However, just because saving is prudent, it doesn’t mean that you can’t put some of it towards a little […]

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How to Make New Year’s Financial Resolutions Work

Every January, many of us take stock of our lives. With the rest of the year in front of you, there’s no better time to reset with a resolution. Because we’d like to encourage you to make a financial New Year’s resolution, here’s a good place to start. Budget Look at your expenses and find […]

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How to Make a Budget in the New Year – 2016 Budget

December tends to fly by in a flurry of holiday shopping, festive meals, exotic travel and family gatherings. It’s when we like to pack things in. But as the final month of the year, it’s also the perfect time to get your finances in order and prepare for the calendar change. Here’s a checklist of […]

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What’s Your Money Script?

What does money mean to you? When it comes to financial decisions, like saving money, we all have different money personalities that affect the way we handle finances. Whether you’re a saver or spender, there are underlying psychological reasons why some people prioritize saving while others don’t. Being a good saver is not a function […]

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Want To Live Longer? Give Some Money Away

Charitable donations surge toward the end of the year, for a couple of reasons: People want to get the tax write-off, and the holidays make us feel all warm and giving. The first reason isn’t relevant to those who don’t itemize. But plenty of us give to causes even if we won’t realize a tax […]

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Tuesday, July 29th – Live TweetChat: Proud Moments: Accomplishing Sophisticated Financial Goals

What makes a successful saver?  Financial experts often point to a mix of dedication and discipline, creating the ultimate saver.  We believe Ally Bank followers are expert savers and we want to know, what has your motivation and dedication to saving helped you earn? How are you utilizing your savings and what advice can you […]

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Tips to Slice High Summer BBQ Prices

The sound of sizzling meat on the grill is going to cost you more this summer. The price of beef and pork are up an average 7.7 percent, according to recent data from the US Department of Labor. Severe drought in several western states has thinned cattle herds and a pig virus that’s reduced supply is […]

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Buying a New Car? 4 Extra Costs You Should Know About

  The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is just one of the costs associated with buying a new vehicle. When you’re ready to close the deal on your new car, make sure you’re not surprised by these additional costs that make up part of your final price tag. Car Sales Taxes and Tags As with […]