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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 […]

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Divide and Conquer Shared Expenses – How to Make a Household Budget

When you move in together, chances are you could be sharing much more than a roof. Whether you’re living with friends or a significant other, having to divide and conquer shared household expenses can add stress to any living situation. Creating and maintaining a household budget is one way to help keep everyone under your […]

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3 Goal-Based Savings Accounts You Need Right Now

Goal-based savings is one of the simplest ways to control your spending and maintain some financial security as you transition from college to career. Imagine swiping your card for those $200 designer shoes you’ve been stalking online and knowing you have the money to pay it off immediately. (Talk about guilt-free spending.) That’s what goal-based […]

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What We Learned: Developing Enviable Saving Habits TweetChat

Discipline has big payoffs, particularly when it comes to saving. In fact, discipline is what many people cited as the behavior that helped them accomplish their savings goals and afforded them security and protection against financial uncertainty, during our September 30th TweetChat: Developing Enviable Saving Habits, co-hosted with Bankrate.com. Financial security was the biggest incentive to […]

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Tuesday, September 30th – Live TweetChat: Developing Enviable Saving Habits

The journey to financial wisdom and security can be filled with many lessons. The wisdom in saving money is that it provides security and protection against certain financial uncertainty. It also allows you the freedom to live the way you want. While saving is highly desirable, it’s not always easy to accomplish. During this month’s […]

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How To Save: Limiting Fees – America Saves Week 2014

There are countless reasons to save money. Whether it’s putting money into an emergency fund for unexpected expenses, saving for a down payment on a home or planning for your retirement – saving money helps to alleviate stress while building personal wealth.  However, saving money is easier said than done. That’s why Ally Bank has […]

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Benefits of Opening a 1-Year CD

With the New Year around the corner, it’s a natural time to set new financial goals for the future. Some might be long-term, like planning for retirement or saving for a down payment on a house. But you can also set shorter-term goals for things that you can achieve in just one year. If that’s […]

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What People Won’t Sacrifice in Order to Save

Saving money is one of the best ways to feel happy, according to our “Money-and-Happiness Survey.” But there are still some things that people won’t sacrifice in order to save. Check out the infographic below for a closer look at what people aren’t willing to give up in order to enjoy the benefits of saving. […]