The exploding popularity of app-based driving services has given rise to a larger sharing economy that allows customers to monetize assets they already own, from homes to power tools. So how does the global trend of the sharing economy affect the average American?
These days, it seems like every street corner has a new high-quality, cold-pressed juice store and grocery store shelves are stocked with new juices – and we’re not just talking about the kind in boxes. Cold-pressed juices are popular in America, but the trend has spread around the world, even as far as Australia. We […]
“Brexit” is the hashtag-friendly term given to the recent vote for Great Britain (Britain) to exit the European Union (EU). On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU, which would make them the first country to do so since the EU’s inception on November 1, 1993. We’re looking at the facts and […]
In October, we joined forces with BraunAbility, the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive mobility products, to donate a wheelchair-accessible van to a deserving Massachusetts student and his family. Chamberlain “Lain” MacDonald is a sophomore at Groton-Dunstable High School. He has always excelled academically, but is more known for his love of sports and his position […]
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 […]