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5 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

A primary goal of estate planning is to safeguard your legacy after you’ve passed. It enables you to leave all of your hard-earned assets to your loved ones. However, even the most careful and well-intentioned person can stumble along the way. Here are five estate planning mistakes to avoid. Retirement Beneficiaries don’t match your Estate… read more

Join Our Conversation During National Estate Planning Week (Oct. 20-26)

Join our live TweetChat, Tuesday, October 21st –  Solidifying Your Estate: Planning Your Financial Future Estate planning is an essential component of any financial plan. A well designed estate plan can help to accumulate and conserve assets during your lifetime. It can also help shelter your family’s financial security after you’re gone. Estate planning doesn’t… read more

Ally Bank Security Center Update – Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Internet has become an essential part of our daily lives – whether we’re connecting with friends on social media, researching information, emailing or paying bills online. However, mounting cyber-attacks and evolving tactics threaten our personal and financial safety. October marks the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland… read more

Family Financial Planning: It’s Always a Good Time to “Have the Talk”

“Son, we need to talk.” As I sent my son off to college last week, I could hear his sigh of relief that he wouldn’t have to hear me or his mom again say to him, “Son, we need to talk.” At least for awhile. For him college was a time to claim his own… read more

What We Learned: Developing Enviable Saving Habits TweetChat

Discipline has big payoffs, particularly when it comes to saving. In fact, discipline is what many people cited as the behavior that helped them accomplish their savings goals and afforded them security and protection against financial uncertainty, during our September 30th TweetChat: Developing Enviable Saving Habits, co-hosted with Bankrate.com. Financial security was the biggest incentive to… read more