Archive for September, 2012

When Does Financial Assistance Help a Child – and When Does it Hurt?

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September 28th, 2012 at 11:03 am by Ally

Are you a parent who gives financial assistance to a college-aged child? If so, you aren’t alone. More than 60 percent of young people between 19 and 22 received an average of $7,500 a year from their parents for such expenses as college tuition, rent, and transportation, according to a recent study by the University… read more

Ally Asks: Have You Taken a Personal Finance Class?

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September 27th, 2012 at 10:26 am by Ally

You may be deeply invested in your personal finance, but have you ever taken a personal-finance class? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Fifty-eight percent of those who responded to an Ally Bank survey about banking and money habits said they had never taken a personal finance class. The study also found that only one… read more

FinCon2012: What We Learned

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September 26th, 2012 at 3:34 pm by Ally

We recently attended FinCon12, the second annual gathering of personal finance bloggers, at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. This year’s conference featured more than 400 bloggers, podcasters, columnists and financial professionals from four countries and 44 states. Organized by Philip Taylor of PT Money, the conference was once again a lively exchange of ideas and… read more

Putting Together a Winning Financial Team

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September 24th, 2012 at 9:11 am by Ally

This week, we’re partnering with ABC’s “Good Morning America” to quiz you on big feats in college football – and we also want to know if you have what it takes to succeed on the field of personal finance. Everyone knows that while some players are clearly Heisman material, winning takes the entire team. The… read more

September Goals: What Would You Like to Accomplish in the Coming Months?

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September 20th, 2012 at 10:40 am by Ally

No matter how old you are, the beginning of September always tends to feel like the beginning of a new year. The sunny, relaxing days of summer are in the rearview mirror, and the serious, down-to-business days of autumn are gearing up. If September feels like a new start for you, you may find that… read more

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