Ally Bank Straight Talk Blog

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

Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger: Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

Continuing care retirement communities have grown a lot more sophisticated in recent years. This isn’t your grandparents’ nursing home!  In addition to providing a combination of independent living, assisted living and nursing care, CCRC’s also deliver an active multi-dimensional lifestyle for seniors – with some community amenities comparable to five star resorts. Because the full… read more

Tuesday, August 19th – Live TweetChat: The Finances of the Sandwich Generation

Nearly 50 million middle-aged working Americans are currently caring for both their kids and an aging parent. This generation of caregivers can often feel “sandwiched” between providing both financial and emotional support to their multi-generational family, while juggling their own needs and obligations. Taking on the role of caregiver can be rewarding and challenging. For… read more

The Sandwich Generation: Caregiving for a Multi-Generational Family

The term “sandwich generation” is a phrase used to describe the middle-aged generation “sandwiched” between caring for the needs of their own children and the needs of their elderly parents. It’s estimated that more than 50 million Americans find themselves attempting to balance their personal and professional lives, while satisfying the financial and emotional needs… read more