Why I opened a savings account with ING Direct internet banking

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while. A few months ago, I signed up for an Orange Savings account through ING Direct. It is an internet-only bank account with a (relatively) high interest rate, especially given the fact that there’s no minimum balance. Read more about ING here.

I’ve closed my previous savings account because the interest rate wasn’t worth peanuts, and you had to maintain a minimum balance that was too high for me at that small of an interest rate. These problems are not an issue with ING Direct.  It’s exciting to see my balance actually accumulate interest (and more than a few pennies at a time, as in my previous savings account)!

If you’d like to try ING Direct’s Orange Savings account or their Electric Orange checking account, click on any of the links below under the appropriate heading. If there’s no active link, contact me and I’ll put some more up. You will get $25 free if you open an account with $250 or more and I will get $10 for the referral. If you do choose to open an account, I thank you in advance for using my referral links (and for reading my blog! 🙂 ).

Anyone who has experience with any of ING’s services is welcome to comment!

Orange Savings

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Electric Orange (checking)

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PF: RevolutionMoneyExchange – Free $25

I just signed up for my account–partially for the $25, partially to see if it is indeed a reliable “Paypal replacement” as they are saying. If you’re sick of Paypal fee-ing you to death, and you’d like to try this service, feel free to sign up using this button (or the one on my sidebar). You’ll get $25 free and I’ll get $10! Plus, if you have a blog, once you sign up, you can get your own button and start earning from referrals yourself!

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

Moneymaker: Cash Crate

Cash Crate is a little different from your typical survey site. They not only have surveys but also a list of offers that earn you money if you complete them. The money to be earned on each offer is listed next to the offer, and the offers are marked so you know if they are free or free trials.

I am fairly new to the site, so I don’t have a ton of experience with them yet. I have seen them recommended on many of my favorite frugal living blogs, though. If anyone has any comments, positive or negative, to share about Cash Crate, I invite you to share them.

If you decide you’d like to sign up, feel free to use this button or the one in my sidebar. Thanks!