Archive for November, 2012

What My Mother Taught Me About Money

Posted in Ally Asks,Community
November 29th, 2012 at 11:43 am by Ally

If you think husbands are the CFOs of the average household, you may want to think again: A 2012 survey of 10,000 women by DailyWorth found that 90 percent of them are their household’s chief bill-payer and purchaser, and 76 percent of them reported being their household’s primary retirement planner. In light of the prominent… read more

How to Prepare for Houseguests

Posted in Community
November 28th, 2012 at 9:30 am by Ally

The holidays are coming up, and many people will open their homes to visiting friends or family members. Reuters points out that having houseguests can come with unforeseen financial implications, but you can ease some of this burden by considering some of these hosting tips. Be Upfront About What They Can Bring A polite houseguest will usually… read more

Finding a New Place to Call Home During Retirement [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted in Community,Infographics,Retirement
November 27th, 2012 at 10:30 am by Ally

Planning for retirement usually involves a lengthy list of major decisions. One of them is whether or not you want to make the most of those later years – and perhaps your retirement savings – by moving to a new town. We took a look at the top retirement destinations in the U.S., as well… read more

Ally Asks: What Are You Thankful For?

Posted in Community
November 22nd, 2012 at 10:30 am by Ally

As we come upon Thanksgiving, people naturally look back and take stock of their blessings. Some will give thanks for family and friends; others will reflect on their professional successes. Here’s what some members of the Ally community are thankful for: Here at Ally, we’re wondering what you have to be thankful for. Was this… read more

How to Take Advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Posted in Community
November 21st, 2012 at 10:30 am by Ally

When it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday – those post-Thanksgiving shopping days – there’s no doubt that many of you are out snapping up holiday gifts. CNNMoney notes that last year, Americans spent $52.4 billion on Black Friday weekend – up from $45 billion in 2010. Plus, according to Forbes, last year: Consumers… read more

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