Finance Basics

From Old-School to Digital: Ways to Send Money

Your friend ordered the takeout but split it with you. And it’s also the end of the month, so you need to pay your rent. In both instances, you want to send money soon. Your head may be spinning from all the available options, since today’s technology has multiplied the ways to send money. That’s […]

Finance Basics

How Financially Agile Are You? What You Need to Know About Trading in Investments for Cash

All hail King Cash! Cash is often crowned King (with perhaps the longest reign in modern history), and rightfully so, as it’s a resource that typically upholds its value and allows you to instantly perform economic actions, such as purchasing things that you both want and need. When you’ve funneled this royal resource into an […]

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Skip Resolutions, Try These 7 Money Challenges Instead

The New Year is a chance to start fresh, while ready to take on new adventures, challenges, and growth. But whether you go into it with a docket of resolutions or simply good intentions, life happens — and it can be tough to stick with the “New Year, new me” mantra all year long. That’s […]

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One Hour for Success: How to Plan for Your 2021 Financial Goals

As the new year fast approaches, now couldn’t be a better time to start planning your big goals for the year ahead. As you contemplate the healthy habits you’ll kick into high gear or set your eyes on the job promotion you’d like to achieve, don’t forget to think through your financial goals, too. Whether […]

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Save, Invest, or Pay off Debt? How to Find Balance Between Financial Priorities

Saving money, paying down debt, and investing are all smart and responsible financial moves, and doing any of these can be a great way to take control of your financial future. But sometimes, deciding which to turn up over the others can feel like a tricky balancing act. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all […]

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It’s a Wrap: 5 Financial To-Dos to Check off Your Year-End List

Holiday time might be the most wonderful time of the year … but it also can be the busiest. That’s why I’ve put together this short and sweet, end-of-year checklist to kickstart your financials for the new year! Think ahead for the new year with these five financially-savvy ideas: 1. Give to charity. Americans gave […]

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The Basics of Financial Planning: A Checklist to Get You Started

What do you picture yourself doing in one year? What about five or 10? 30? Maybe you see yourself running a marathon, climbing up the ladder at your job, or mastering a new language. Whatever your goals may be, you probably need a road map — a plan of action — to achieve them. Financial […]

Finance Basics

Katie Couric Interviews Lule Demmissie: Why We’re at a Turning Point in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Economic mobility is the ability of someone to change their income or wealth, but for Black communities, a lack of resources is a huge barrier in closing the wealth gap. Typical Black households earn a fraction of white households — just 59 cents for every dollar. And over time, the gap has grown, building on […]

Finance Basics

20 Minutes (or Less) to a Better Financial You

We all know that time is often a precious resource. So much to do, so little time! Though our financial wellbeing is something that we all strive to prioritize. Fortunately, improving your financial life doesn’t have to be time-consuming or overly complicated. The 10 tasks below usually take around 20 minutes or less, but can […]

Finance Basics

Listen Up! 14 Financial Podcasts We’re Listening to Right Now

We all need something to break up the monotony of (and rest our eyes from) our regular binge watching, social media surfing, and news scrolling. And what’s better than a podcast? Our team at Ally loves a good podcast while doing housework, experimenting in the kitchen, or lounging on the couch or in the sun. […]

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