Archive for March, 2013

Celebrating Women’s History Month: A Closer Look at Female Investors

Posted in Community,Financial News
March 29th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

Studies have long tried to sell the idea that women are more risk-averse investors than their male counterparts. But as a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests, the real story may be that female investors are just better at long-term financial planning. “Risk averse doesn’t mean you’re afraid – it means you’re thinking,”… read more

How Ally Bank’s Customer Service Sets Us Apart from Other Banks

Posted in Community,Customer Spotlight
March 28th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

At Ally, we know that when you’re looking for a new bank, it’s essential that you find one that offers products and rates that line up with your financial goals. But it’s also important that your bank provides quality customer service that will help you make the most of your finances. That’s why we’re honored… read more

The Finances of Eating Healthy

Posted in Community,Financial News
March 27th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

When it comes to considering the cost of food, most people’s thinking begins and ends with the price they see on the grocery shelf or restaurant menu. But what many don’t realize is that what you eat now can affect health costs for you in the long run. “About 75 percent of the $2.8 trillion… read more

What To Do if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft Tax Fraud

Posted in Around the Web,Community
March 26th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

As you finish your 2012 taxes, consider this scenario: Your accountant tries to submit your return to the IRS…which proceeds to reject it. It turns out your return has already been filed, the tax agency explains. By someone else. Using your Social Security number. This is what happens when you’re a victim of identity theft… read more

Are You Saving Enough for a Comfortable Retirement?

Posted in Community,Retirement
March 20th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Ally

Maybe you have a pretty simple strategy for retirement savings: Every year, you deposit the legal maximum into an IRA. Or maybe you contribute just enough to your 401(k) so you can take full advantage of employer-matching. But are you saving enough? Will you have accumulated enough wealth by retirement to continue living the lifestyle… read more

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