It’s been a rewarding month here at Ally — thanks to you.

In early October — for the second year in a row — we took the MONEY® Magazine prize for Best Online Bank. And while MONEY® gave us kudos for having “the best” 1-year CD and Savings Account, we here at Straight Talk, hope we’re also giving our readers another valuable service: news they can bank on.

Some highlights from our blog this month:

4 TV Shows with Lessons About Personal Finance: From HGTV’s Income Property to ABC’s Secret Millionaire, we showed you how to learn about money just by picking up your TV remote.

5 Careers that will be in Demand in 10 Years: For those looking to advance their education, we served up this list of job fields — including health care, civil engineering and management analysis — that promise to grow in the next decade.

How to Manage Your Child’s Allowance Online: Parents looking for ways to teach their kids about money merely have to turn to the web. We showcased the best sites to help do the job.

Elsewhere across the web, other sites also offered readers helpful primers on personal finance:

Why Your Kids Need a Roth IRA: Turns out, your kids can contribute to a Roth IRA at any age — all they need is income. This MarketWatch post explains the advantages of getting your children on the road to retirement savings as soon as possible.

The Top 7 Reasons You Need Emergency Savings: Forbes reminds us why we need a financial buffer to help us weather the unexpected, such as job loss, illness and expensive home repairs.

7 Valuable Benefits You May Not Even Know You Have: If you think you’re only eligible for benefits such as Social Security and Medicare, this post will deliver a happy surprise. Yahoo! Finance shines the light on financial perks you need to be aware of, such as lost pension benefits and discounted employee stock purchase plans.

Holiday Deals Shaping Up to be Best in Years: CNNMoney explains why this holiday season promises to be a rewarding one for shoppers in search of good deals.

How was your October in terms of personal finance? What did you learn?