The Ally Bank Straight Talk Blog – Join The Conversation

Lifelong Learning: College Town Retirement Living

With the baby boomer generation reaching retirement age, the notion of retirement is shifting. A number of boomers are turning away from the traditional idea of retirement as an endless vacation in age-restricted Sunbelt communities. Instead, boomers are seeking a more engaging lifestyle where they can be physically and mentally stimulated, with little desire to… read more

Attention FinCon14 Attendees: Announcing the 3rd Annual #AllyBloggerQuest Scavenger Hunt

Ally Bank is excited to be attending the 2014 Financial Blogger Conference, taking place in New Orleans from September 18 – 20. FinCon14 is a three-day event that will bring together the voices of the financial blogging community to share ideas and insights. If you’re attending, you can compete for a $250 Amazon gift card by participating in #AllyBloggerQuest,… read more

What We Learned: Thriving in the Empty Nest Google Hangout

Becoming an empty nester is a milestone that comes with both personal and financial impacts. Time and money once earmarked mostly for raising a family is now dedicated to you. Refocusing your finances and reclaiming “you” time during the empty nest years was the focus of our latest Google+ Hangout: Thriving in the Empty Nest,… read more

Empty Nest Financial Planning Checklist

Many of life’s milestones come with a financial impact. When children grow up and leave the nest, a new chapter of life begins for many parents. The empty nest stage may seem like a time of loss, but it’s also a period of gain. The money once earmarked for your child’s needs and wants is… read more

What We Learned: The Finances of the Sandwich Generation TweetChat

During our August 19th TweetChat: The Finances of the Sandwich Generation, co-hosted with Bankrate.com, we discussed the pressures of caring for children and aging parents, while balancing a career and juggling daily tasks and how it can sometimes jeopardize your own financial security. With close to 1600 tweets and over 7.1MM timeline deliveries, our #AllyBRChat generated… read more