Archive for December, 2011

The Roth IRAs Big Advantage

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December 29th, 2011 at 8:00 am by Ally

No two retirement plans are the same. And that’s a good thing. Any financial plan, retirement-based or otherwise, should suit your lifestyle and goals. But many experts agree on one thing: IRAs are great vehicles for saving for retirement. But do you need a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA? If you’re not sure which… read more

How to Reduce Clutter and Your Taxes

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December 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am by Ally

Clutter tends to sneak up on you. Many of us wake up one day and realize we have too much stuff: that the basement or attic has gradually filled up with things we don’t need. In fact, finance bloggers have long spoken about the drawbacks of having too much stuff. This might be the perfect… read more

Tips for Making Charity Donations This Holiday Season

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December 22nd, 2011 at 9:46 am by Ally

The holiday season is when a lot of us tend to give to charity. The purest giving always comes from the heart, but it’s important to remember the potential tax benefits of charity donation.   Most charity donations, whether money or goods, can be deducted from your taxable income. A check you write to the… read more

Ally Bank Talks to Ken from Deposit Accounts About His Retirement Plans

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December 21st, 2011 at 8:00 am by Ally

Ken Tumin is the founder of and a primary contributor to, an online hotspot for banking news and reviews. Like the other bloggers we’ve talked to for our series on bloggers’ retirement plans, Ken regards his site as an educational resource to help people make wise financial decisions. We caught up with Ken and… read more

5 Great Apps For Managing Your Money

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December 20th, 2011 at 2:48 pm by Ally

Mashable recently published a list of their favorite financial apps, and we thought we’d do the same. Here are five great applications that help with everything from sticking to your budget to finding the best price on gasoline. Take a look. Smart money management begins when you sit down and draw a full picture… read more

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