Archive for January, 2011

The Real Cost of ATM Fees

Posted in Around the Web
January 26th, 2011 at 10:36 am by Ally

According to our friends over at, ATM fees climbed to an average of a whopping $2.33 per transaction in 2010, a new high for consumers. It’s not difficult to get caught spending $10 a week on ATM fees, and that expense adds up to over $500 a year in charges. Most banks and credit… read more

How To Create Secure, Strong Passwords for Online Banking

Posted in Community
January 25th, 2011 at 10:07 am by Ally

In today’s digital world, so much of our personal information is just a password and a click away. And when it comes to coming up with a password for secure online banking, it’s important to come up with something that will keep you and your finances safe. We’ve come up with the following password guide… read more

Could Creating a Budget Be a Bad Thing?

Posted in Around the Web
January 21st, 2011 at 11:22 am by Ally

A financial koan for our readers: Is it possible to practice smart money management without creating a budget? If you’re like most people, your immediate answer is probably a resounding, “No!“ After all, could there be a more basic money management practice than budgeting? It turns out that some financial experts are wondering if creating… read more

Year-End Thoughts From a Member of the Digerati

Posted in Financial News
January 20th, 2011 at 10:19 am by Ally

There’s something about The Digerati Life that reminds us here at Ally Bank of having a laid back conversation with a friend. Always informative and never frightening, Silicon Valley Blogger–or SVB as she’s known to her loyal readers–has spent the last few years blogging her financial insights from sunny California. We caught up with SVB… read more

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