Archive for October, 2012

Savings Talk: How to Avoid Being Haunted By Past Financial Mistakes

Posted in Savings Talk
October 31st, 2012 at 9:51 am by Ally

Halloween isn’t the only time of year you may encounter ghosts. Sometimes a financial decision you made long ago can rise from the dead to haunt you. Generally, these types of mistakes tend to share certain traits. “They tend to reflect over-optimism,” Liz Weston—MSN Money columnist and author of the book The 10 Commandments of Money—tells… read more

David Ning Shares His Thoughts on IRAs

Posted in Community,Products,Retirement
October 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Ally

When it comes to saving up for retirement, most personal finance experts and bloggers agree that there are significant benefits to a 401(k). However, IRAs can also be great tools for retirement saving. We asked David Ning, founder of Money Ning, for his thoughts on the benefits of IRAs. “It’s my personal opinion that everyone should… read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Online Security

Posted in Around the Web,Financial News
October 29th, 2012 at 9:35 am by Ally

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading awareness about online security. Here at Ally Bank, we’re committed to giving you a banking experience that’s both convenient and secure. Below are some dos and don’ts for keeping all of your information – including your… read more

How Many Bank Accounts Does Your Family Need?

Posted in Community
October 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 am by Ally

Having a family means lots of financial considerations – and sometimes, lots of bank accounts. The average household has 15 bank accounts, according to a Personal Capital survey. But how many does your family need? As few as possible, Nancy Anderson recently suggested in Forbes. One huge drawback to having multiple accounts is that spreading your… read more

How to Manage Your Child’s Allowance Online

Posted in Around the Web,Community
October 17th, 2012 at 10:53 am by Ally

Looking for engaging ways to teach your kids about money? Consider doing it digitally. Ron Lieber of The New York Timesrecently discussed the benefits of managing kids’ allowance online. Lieber’s article focused on Tykoon, an allowance site that focuses on actual transactions and lets kids earn digital dollars by performing real-world chores. That money can… read more

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