Ally Bank Straight Talk Blog

What To Do With Windfall Money

You’ve received a cash windfall, and you have the deer-in-the-headlights look. What should you do first? It might be very tempting to splurge on items you couldn’t normally afford. Depending on your current financial obligations and goals, you may need to pay off debt or provide for your child’s education. Windfalls can have both a… read more

Pursuing a Passion in Retirement? It May Take More Than Just Savings. [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are endless activities to enjoy in retirement, from traveling the world to spending more quality time at home with family. But deciding what to do in retirement is just one piece of the puzzle. It’s also important to feel confident enough that your financial plan will support the retirement lifestyle you pursue. Recently, Ally… read more

Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger: Find a College That Fits Your Finances

According to MI529advisor.com,  since 1976, the cost of college has risen at two to three times the rate of inflation and faster than increases in income for most families. Facing shrunken savings and a static job market, due to in part to the Great Recession, parents and students are making some trade-offs when selecting and paying for… read more

Women and Finances: Mastering Your Money

Women are more in control of their careers and finances than ever before. Matters that were once “men’s” concerns have become just as important, if not more, to women. Just over 58 percent of women are currently in the U.S. workforce and account for 51 percent of all persons employed in management, professional, and related… read more

Tuesday, March 25 – Live TweetChat: Women and Finances

This month, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month by discussing women and their relationship with money. Women are earning more and gaining in job status quicker than ever before. With significant influence on household spending, women should feel confident when it comes to their personal finances. Whether it’s planning and saving for retirement, managing day-to-day spending,… read more