Archive for December, 2012

Ally Asks: Were Your 2012 Financial Resolutions Successful?

Posted in Ally Asks,Community
December 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am by Ally

Last year, we asked our fans to tell us their financial resolutions. The top one? Paying off credit card debt. Maybe your resolution was to build an emergency fund, save up for a big home improvement project or boost your retirement savings. Whatever it was, we want to know how it went. Did you keep… read more

J.D. Roth Talks About the Benefits of CDs

Posted in Certificates of Deposit,Community,Savings Talk
December 28th, 2012 at 10:15 am by Ally

A bank CD account can do so much more than just earn interest and shelter your money. When used wisely, a certificate of deposit can save you in a financial pinch, or even fund your future. And no matter what you use your CD account for, employing smart CD savings strategies will get you to… read more

Financial Etiquette: Is Re-gifting Always Regrettable? [VIDEO]

Posted in Financial Etiquette
December 27th, 2012 at 10:28 am by Ally

With the holidays behind us, there’s a good chance you received a gift (or two) that isn’t quite your style. So what’s the best thing to do with it? In our next installment of “Financial Etiquette with Randy Cohen,” the author, humorist and original The New York Times “Ethicist” addresses a holiday tradition that many… read more

Give the Gift of Financial Responsibility

Posted in Community
December 24th, 2012 at 9:00 am by Ally

  For many people, the December holidays are synonymous with spending on the kind of gifts that go under a tree. But the holidays can also be a time to give a different kind of present: lessons for the young person in your life about fiscal responsibility and the value of saving. Here are some… read more

Savings Talk: Personal Finance Bloggers Share How They Manage Their Holiday Spending

Posted in Community
December 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 am by Ally

With the season of joy comes a blizzard of expenses – and we don’t just mean holiday shopping. You may find yourself shelling out for parties, outings, tipping, decorations, holiday cards and more. You could just keep mindlessly digging into your wallet. Or you could learn how to manage your holiday output. We asked three… read more

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