Ally Bank Straight Talk Blog

The Sandwich Generation: Caregiving for a Multi-Generational Family

The term “sandwich generation” is a phrase used to describe the middle-aged generation “sandwiched” between caring for the needs of their own children and the needs of their elderly parents. It’s estimated that more than 50 million Americans find themselves attempting to balance their personal and professional lives, while satisfying the financial and emotional needs… read more

Tuesday, July 29th – Live TweetChat: Proud Moments: Accomplishing Sophisticated Financial Goals

What makes a successful saver?  Financial experts often point to a mix of dedication and discipline, creating the ultimate saver.  We believe Ally Bank followers are expert savers and we want to know, what has your motivation and dedication to saving helped you earn? How are you utilizing your savings and what advice can you… read more

Tips to Slice High Summer BBQ Prices

The sound of sizzling meat on the grill is going to cost you more this summer. The price of beef and pork are up an average 7.7 percent, according to recent data from the US Department of Labor. Severe drought in several western states has thinned cattle herds and a pig virus that’s reduced supply is… read more

Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger: Does a Timeshare Make Sense For You?

Have you found your perfect vacation spot and plan to make it your yearly travel destination? If so, a Timeshare might be an option to consider. A Timeshare is partial ownership in a vacation property that you can make your regular home away from home – usually for one week a year, and can be… read more

Food Expiration Dates Contribute to Billions in Food Waste

How many times have you chucked a container of sour cream or a container of milk because the date label showed it expired? Would you be surprised to know most food label dates aren’t actual expiration dates and cause perfectly good food to go to waste – costing you hundreds, possibly even thousands of dollars… read more