Technology

Physically Distant, Socially Together: 6 Ways to Connect Using Tech

In today’s world, being physically far from others doesn’t mean you can’t stay close. Whether your family lives across the state, your college friends live in cities all around the country, or your team at work is made up of people from across the globe, technology allows us to stay connected and feel like we’re […]

Ally News

What to Know About Your Retirement Accounts Right Now

Originally published on Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric. During times of uncertainty, we often turn to the experts for guidance in areas of concern, like finances, health, and livelihood. Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call newsletter (subscribe here) has been seeking out clear and concise answers to pressing questions on such topics from some of our Ally experts. Recently, […]

Financial News

As the Tide Turns (in Stocks)

The tide turned on U.S. stocks this week, with the S&P 500 notching its worst week since March. We’ve felt the ground shifting underneath us for a few weeks, though. After the S&P 500’s best rally since the Great Depression, stocks have stalled over the past month. Individual investors (including Ally Invest customers) are still […]

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Ways to Prepare If You’re Worried About Job Loss

Originally published on Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric. During times of uncertainty, we often turn to the experts for guidance in areas of concern, like finances, health, and livelihood. Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call newsletter (subscribe here) has been seeking out clear and concise answers to pressing questions on such topics from some of our Ally experts. Recently, […]

Technology

Smart Home Tech: Should You Buy It?

Whether it’s recording visitors on a doorbell camera or playing your favorite jam with a voice command, smart home tech is likely already part of your daily life. And signs are, it’ll keep becoming more so. In fact, according to one market research firm, the smart home market is expected to grow to 1.3 billion […]

Guest Voices

Money Lessons From Mom With Jim Wang

When I think back to my childhood, I don’t remember my parents ever teaching me any lessons about money. They never sat me down and taught me about compound interest or credit cards or how to invest my money. I never knew how much my parents made each year until they had to fill out […]

Guest Voices

4 Essential Steps to Take During a Financial Emergency

As a financial educator, I help young families develop better money habits. I teach them how to budget, how to buy a house, how to pay down student loans, and even how to teach their kids about money. I often talk about preparing for financial emergencies, because it’s helpful to have a cushion when your […]

Financial News

What Is the CARES Act and How It Can Help You

Since Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, you’ve probably been wondering if you’ll be receiving a stimulus check (and when) and if the relief package could help you in other ways. As your ally, we’re here to help with information about this $2.2 trillion relief package and […]

Ally News

Ally at Home: Finding Ways to Have Fun and Take Care of Each Other During COVID-19

While doing our part to maintain social distance and flatten the curve is critically important for our communities and loved ones, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun.  As we run out of favorite TV shows (or animated classics with the little ones) to rewatch, our team has been sharing different ways to […]

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Ally at Home: Being Productive and Healthy in a Socially Distant World

In this era of social distancing, our team at Ally has been hunkered down, working from home and doing our part to flatten the curve. We’re trying our best to create comfortable home spaces, stay productive, get active, and, most importantly, maintain our wellbeing. With that purpose, we asked our teammates to share ways they’ve […]

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