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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. […]

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What Makes You Feel Good?

Regular exercise, enjoyable work, eating healthy – all these things can make you feel good. But according to our “Money-and-Happiness Survey,” saving money can make you even happier. Check out the infographic below to see how saving money stacks up against other “feel good activities.” The results just might surprise you.   Copy and paste […]

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Can Saving Money Make You Happy?

They say money can’t buy happiness. But what about saving money? Can you feel happier in general just by putting more money in the bank? To find out, Ally Bank surveyed 1,025 American adults, ages 25 and up. What we found was a strong link between saving and overall happiness. We also found that this […]

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Tuesday, November 19th – Live TweetChat: Banking on Happiness

They say “money can’t buy happiness.” But did you know that saving money can actually make you feel good, proud, independent and equipped to realize your life goals? These are just some of the results revealed in the new Ally Bank Money-and-Happiness Survey. Co-hosted with Bankrate, this month’s Twitter chat will discuss the findings from […]

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Ally Bank Online Savings Accounts: A Smart Place for School Funds

Did you recently send a child off to kindergarten, high school, or college? If so, you’re likely to come face-to-face with the high cost of education, if you haven’t already. USA Today notes that the price of school supplies has jumped 7.3 percent this year (more than inflation), bringing the annual cost of school supplies […]

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Financial Checklist: Are You Making the Most of Your Accounts?

Between enjoying the last days of summer and preparing for the fall, there’s a chance your mind is on things other than your bank accounts. But neglecting to regularly review your finances can sometimes cause you to miss out on benefits like better interest rates and fewer fees. Here’s a quick financial checklist for making […]

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How Are You Using Your Money Market Account?

How do you use your Money Market Account? Do you employ it as a working account – a tool you use to fund your daily financial needs? Or do you put it to work as a vehicle to grow your savings long term? Maybe you use it as a combination of the two? When it comes […]

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Online Resources That Can Help You Reach Savings Goals

When it comes to saving money and reaching financial goals, everyone needs a system. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of online resources that can help you meet savings goals and make purchasing decisions that will ensure you’re making the most of your money. Here at Ally Bank, for instance, we offer our Wallet Wise program that […]