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National Online Bank Day: A Bank Holiday That’s Open for Business

October 1 is Pumpkin Spice day, so maybe you proudly order that PSL (that’s pumpkin spice latte for the uninitiated). On Bosses Day, which is usually observed on October 16, you might thank your favorite boss. And on the second Monday in October, consider commemorating National Online Bank Day by socking away a little more […]

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How Millennials Are Pushing Brands to Do Better, Be Better

Millennials are known for a lot of things, some better than others: Disrupting just about every industry, obsessing over avocados, a sense of entitlement, an addiction to technology, to name a few. But something they generally aren’t given enough credit for? Caring — like really caring about people and things other than themselves. More so than […]

Guest Voices

How to Avoid Washing Diner Dishes (and Other Money Tips for the Road) by Angela Essington

Even the most seasoned travelers come across obstacles while on the road. From forgetting to schedule a payment to losing a credit card hundreds of miles away from home, there are, unfortunately, always opportunities for lessons learned. We recently learned some very valuable money lessons — at a roadside diner of all places! Let me […]

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Why I Invested in Higher Education by Elissia Franklin

All investments have a level of risk and reward. Whether it’s a blue-chip stock or a new tech start-up, both can be evaluated in terms of the potential benefits and drawbacks. Deciding whether to pursue higher education should be evaluated this way, too. As a woman in STEM pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue […]

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Girl Boss: How I Started My Own Business by Sasha Tran

Do you ever dream about being your own boss? About pursuing your talents on your own terms and growing your own company from the ground-up? The thought is invigorating, but all of the unknowns associated with starting out on your own can be really scary! I know, because I’ve been there. A few years ago, […]

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Mike Ellison on Detroit’s Artist Community

“Don’t call it a comeback! I’ve been here for years!” Nearly three decades ago, legendary emcee LL Cool J brazenly launched “Mama Said Knock You Out” with this defiant proclamation that could further serve as the mantra for resolute artists who’ve stood by, in, and for Detroit without wavering. A swirling resurgence worth relishing certainly […]

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Moguls in the Making: Mobilizing the Next Generation of HBCU Entrepreneurs

Economic mobility, or should we say immobility, has an impact on everyone. But, its effects weigh heaviest on those who are often underrepresented in our society: Racial minorities and people from other underserved socio-economic groups are often economically immobilized. That’s not right. As another step in the right direction, we at Ally launched a new […]

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Moguls in the Making: Let’s Hear from the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

At Ally, we’re always looking for a better way: a better way to bank, a better way to buy a car, a better way to support the community. With this in mind, we decided to launch a new program called Moguls in the Making with the hope of offering better opportunities and business experiences to […]

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Financial Responsibility with Jimmie Johnson — It’s Never Too Early to Learn the Value of a Dollar

We all know about Jimmie Johnson’s impressive racing career with seven NASCAR Cup Series championships under his helmet (an all-time record he shares with icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt). Jimmie is now in his 18th season in the Cup Series, and we at Ally are proud to be partnered with him because, on top […]

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Coding Camp Empowers Boys & Girls Clubs’ Students with New Computer Skills

While your memories of summer camp might include cabins and cobwebs, today’s tech-savvy teens are getting a different type of web experience at computer coding camp. This summer Ally provided grants to local Boys & Girls Clubs in Charlotte and Detroit to support the “Code to Success” program, a computer training course designed to teach […]

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