Archive for February, 2011

Nominal vs. Real CD Interest Rates and What It Means for Your CDs

Posted in Around the Web
February 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm by Ally

When it comes to your CD rates, do you know the difference between nominal and real interest rates? Don’t feel bad if you don’t. Many consumers today are in the exact same boat. But a recent post by Kim Petch at Money Crashers helpfully lays out the difference between the two and explains why it’s… read more

Customer Spotlight: 3 Reasons to Love Ally Bank

Posted in Customer Spotlight
February 23rd, 2011 at 10:07 am by Ally

Lara is right: it’s downright mean for banks to charge you to use their ATM. That’s why at Ally Bank, we don’t charge our customers to use any ATM in the United States. We also reimburse any fees they incur from using another bank’s ATM. And when you take into consideration our great customer service… read more

Ways to Make Extra Money During Retirement

Posted in Around the Web
February 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 am by Ally

The issue of building a comfortable retirement is something we’ve talked about before on the Ally Bank Straight Talk blog. So we were interested when our friends over at Wallet Pop put up a post with tips on how to bring in $1,000 a month while retired. The article talks about keeping a part-time job… read more

Personal Finance Tips from Washington and Lincoln

Posted in Financial News
February 21st, 2011 at 5:10 pm by Ally

Presidents’ Day is a celebration of the birthday of George Washington and, in some circles, the birthday of Abraham Lincoln as well. In honor of these two great men, we thought we’d go back and look at their thoughts on money and finances. While times may have changed, they both offered wisdom that has held… read more

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