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How to open a savings account with Ally

(Note that I don’t receive any commissions for posts like this. This is just, like, my opinion, man.┬áNevertheless, please read my disclosure policy.) For the longest time, the standard for an online savings account was a bank called ING Direct. It was free, offered a high interest rate, and allowed you to create multiple sub-accounts … Continue reading »

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Where to put your buckets

[Hi all. I’m at FinCon this week, and while I wanted to write a post about it while I’m here, it’ll have to wait until I get back. In the meantime, the show must go on!] I’ve talked about the importance of “buckets“. These are individual savings accounts that you use for larger or on-going … Continue reading »

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How to pay for non-emergencies

We know what an emergency is. It’s an incident that is both unexpected, urgent, and unavoidable (and unfortunate). When you have an emergency, you use money from your emergency fund. (And if you have debt, here’s how you can still have an emergency fund.) When you have situation that’s not an emergency, you don’t touch … Continue reading »

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