Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. But if it is broke, hiring a handyman to fix it might be just as expensive – if not more! – than just throwing it out and starting over. In Sweden, they’re hoping to implement a new method of taxing that offers some leniency for getting your items […]
It’s no secret that the dating world is dramatically shifting from a slow courtship and romantic candlelit dinners to Snapchats and 1am emoji texts. With 15% of America on mobile dating apps, what does this large trend mean for your wallet?
In this day and age, we have no shortage of options. Life as we know it in the U.S. is basically a choose-your-own adventure. Although it can sometimes feel like a pain, having so many options is really a privilege. It allows us to be selective and find a path we feel good about. Among […]
Welcome to a new kind of financial community that was built just for you. This community is a place to find words of advice, get a financial perspective on current trends, and join conversations that are relevant to you. Think of it as a toolbox of sorts for your financial well-being. Sound good so far? […]
At Ally, we have a pretty simple philosophy. That if it’s worth doing, it should be done right. It’s a rule that shapes how we treat people and think about business. We put our customers at the center of everything we do. We wouldn’t know how to run our company any other way. We just […]
A recent study determined the happiest cities in America based on five factors of well-being: the likelihood of learning new things, positive social relationships, enjoyment of the community, financial security, and physical/mental well-being as impacted by location. But by the numbers, what does it mean to live in those cities? We analyzed the cost of […]
400 million cups of coffee are sold every day in America alone. We’re analyzing what that’s costing us and exploring the cost of the global coffee economy. Find out who buys the most, who sells the most, and how much the world pays for a cup.
In 2008, the Amazon rainforest was facing a deforestation crisis. Norwegians wanted to help their Brazilian friends save one of the Earth’s greatest natural resources, so they promised Brazil $1 billion to reduce the impending threat by 2015. In just seven years, Brazil reduced the destruction rate by over 75%. Today, the Amazon rainforest is […]
Nothing smells like summer quite as much as the open grill. When Americans aren’t visiting one of the many BBQ festivals hosted around the country, they’re celebrating the summer from the comfort of their own grills. Delicious, yes. Lucrative? Absolutely. America’s favorite summer pastime yields plenty of financial good news in the summer months. Whether […]
Buckle your seatbelt. Check your mirrors. And of course, get your music set up for the ride. From old school stereos to advanced blue tooth connections, vehicles have been private music venues almost since their inception. For about as long as people have been driving, they’ve been singing on the road at the top of their […]