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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Moore Income ·
That is awesome that you are able to make this available to Penny Hoarders! I wish I could do it but unfortunately I already have an account. To anyone who doesn't, I definitely recommend highly!
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Bonnie Squires ·
BRIANA This is great that you could offer this to the group here. I all ready have an account with them but up till today new members like me get $25 and $25 for the charity but it ends today
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Wanda J. ·
I did everything asked for on app but was unable to link accounts and only offering me $50 to join? They have taken out $2 out of my account? I have emailed company but no reply??
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Wanda J. ·
I keep getting emails! Took $2 out of account!
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Briana ·
We're going to contact Aspiration to make sure they connect with you asap. Thanks for letting me know!
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Bonnie Squires ·
WANDA J. I think the $2 they took out is monthly fee Which you can set to 0 . You will need to go into your setting and change it. I'm on a lap top so I don't no if its different from a phone but you can see where it has Pay What Is Fair It be fee setting click this and you can change it to 0 or up to $20 I think. MOORE INCOME my be able to help more. I just open my account so i'm still learning.
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Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Briana ·
Many of you either know of or have been asking about, Aspiration. Well here's a pretty cool offer they're rolling out exclusively for Penny Hoarders - right now you can earn $100 by opening an Aspiration account. How cool! Here are the steps to follow: Open your Aspiration Spend & Save Account by April 30, 2019. Set up and receive a direct deposit from your paycheck or government benefits by June 28, 2019. You’re good to go! Keep your eyes peeled for that $100, which will appear in your...
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Moore Income ·
It has to be opened by today?
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Theodora ·
@Moore Income Please see The Penny Hoarder's article on the promo: https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...ration-sign-up-bonus
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

Moore Income ·
@Theodora Thanks. I just wasn't sure but it does say April 30. I was hoping it was a bit longer so I could recommend it to others.
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Re: Get $100 when you open a new account with Aspiration!

friardave ·
I kept getting spam by them. No thanks.
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Bonnie Squires ·
BRIANA could all so could be a monthly fee to. If so than it would need to be changed.
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Bad customer service from online banks?

Theodora ·
I recently opened an account with Ally Bank. I've only had to call customer service twice but already noticed that call wait times are significant. Has anyone else experienced this (or other customer service issues) with online banks? The need doesn't come up often to converse with a human at a bank -- but when it does (and it comes to your money) it's nice to know it's not difficult to get support.
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Barbara Hajduk ·
I have my savings account with Ally and have never had any issues with customer service. I love the great interest rate we get with that account. Thinking of opening a checking account with them too.
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Re: High-interest savings accounts

BJLEE ·
Is it easy to transfer money to an online savings account such as Ally or Marcus? How does the transfer work?
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Re: High-interest savings accounts

AverageJoe ·
It is relatively easy. One takes and signs up for an account at the online bank of choice, fills out the requested information along with the amount to be transferred, and then there is usually a verification process, ie, the bank you're transferring will put in two small transfers to your account at the regular bank that equal less than a dollar. After these two have cleared, they will allow you to have the transfer take place. It usually takes anywhere from 3 to 7 days to ensure that the...
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Re: High-interest savings accounts

AverageJoe ·
BJLEE, I have never heard of anyone being charged a fee unless they sign up for an account that requires a certain amount to avoid such fees.
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Re: High-interest savings accounts

Moore Income ·
Thanks for sharing this one. I am always on the lookout for out for high interest savings accounts. The space is getting pretty competitive so I think we will be seeing higher and higher interest accounts in the near future. I am excited about Robinhood as they just announced they will soon be launching a 3% savings account which I will most definitely be taking advantage of once it launches.
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Re: High-interest savings accounts

Adam ·
I recently opened a savings account with Ally. It had the highest APY that I saw at the time. It's been good so far. They allow for plenty of transfers per statement and partner with Zelle for immediate transfers. That being said, hearing about 2.4% and 3% APY is changing my mind lol
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AverageJoe ·
Ally used to carry the payments on our Nissan Sentra before my wife was rear ended and nearly killed back in December of 2015. We dealt with them for 2 1/2 years, and they were very easy to deal with. We've considered putting our money in the "high" interest savings accounts, but, like you, haven't quite pulled that trigger yet. We've got a friend who is making more by putting his money into back taxes on small properties. He's getting on average of 6-8% a year on his money compared to...
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Adam ·
Since this post, my Ally account shot up to 2.2%! I'm also seeing some bigger banks upping their game. Discover now has 2.10% APY savings account, which ain't too bad.
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Vanessa ·
How are you getting 2.4% at Ally? Mine's only 2.2% right now.
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Adam ·
No, you're right! That was a typo on my end. Ally upped their rates to 2.2%. I'll edit my other post
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High-interest savings accounts

Alexis Grant ·
Savings accounts interest rates seem to be improving! We moved money to this account this weekend because of its 2.4% yield: https://www.mysavingsdirect.com/ (I have no affiliation with that bank, it's just the best rate we found.) Anybody else using a high-interest savings account we could all benefit from knowing about?
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Re: Bad customer service from online banks?

Bonnie Squires ·
THEODORA I'm sorry you had this trouble. I don't use big banks but i'm living in a small town.
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Re: Bad customer service from online banks?

Moore Income ·
@Theodora I use quite a few different online banks and investment apps and in my experience, it can vary from company to company. Some I call and get right away while others have long wait times. One investment company got rid of their telephone support completely and now only communicates via email. With a lot of financial institutions (banks, insurance, etc.) they tend to fall short when it comes to providing quality, quick customer service. That is one of the perks of having a local bank...
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All we need is love! ·
Never heard of ally definitely will look into
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Re: High-interest savings accounts

BJLEE ·
Does it charge for each transfer? @AverageJoe
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BJLEE ·
Have any of you heard good things about Chime Banking? @AverageJoe @Moore Income
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Theodora ·
I've been thinking about Ally (not quite as high of a yield) -- since it's a one stop shop. Hoping to pull the trigger soon. Anyone else have feedback on Ally?
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Vanessa ·
I've been using Ally for a couple of years and it's been great. I highly recommend it. Fantastic customer service and the website is easy to use.
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Theodora ·
@Adam Maybe they will step up their game to compete! ;-)
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Adam ·
I hope so, @Theodora!
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Theodora ·
@AverageJoe Thank you for sharing your insights! So glad your wife is ok!
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Former Member ·
I switched to Marcus for my emergency savings and I have been getting emails every few weeks to tell me the interest rate is going up. I started at 1.85% and got up to 2.25% in....maybe three months? I remember the days of a 5% interest rate....sigh!
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Alexis Grant ·
Saw a great blog post on this recently: https://chiefmomofficer.org/20...s-of-accounts-today/
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Re: Worried about mobile apps for savings and banking; put my mind at ease, please

Former Member ·
From what I've read, online only banks are safe as long as they are FDIC insured. It's just like how you use the app or website for your regular bank - just without that brick-and-mortar overhead. One thing to remember though: *personal* online security is still up to you. (aka maybe don't use your banking apps when you're on the free coffee shop WiFi.) The bank will take security measures on its end so you can use the app or website safely, but you still need to practice good online habits.
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Re: Worried about mobile apps for savings and banking; put my mind at ease, please

Theodora ·
@mintjulep For what it's worth, I've heard such great things about Ally from lots of credible sources. I just opened an account with them and the experience has been excellent so far. They offer paper checks as an account feature -- which I couldn't find at any of the other online banks. (I have had to work with a lot of contractors, handymen and landscapers in the past year that still only take checks.)
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Re: Worried about mobile apps for savings and banking; put my mind at ease, please

Moore Income ·
I just opened an account with Empower and will be putting some money in there shortly. FDIC insured is something you can usually count on. I personally enjoy trying out new things and am usually one of the first to test these new things. There is a always some measure of risk involved but as long as the company is reputable and isn't promoting anything that I would deem to be sketchy, I will usually at least give them a shot. As mentioned above, it really just depends on you and weather you...
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Re: Worried about mobile apps for savings and banking; put my mind at ease, please

mintjulep ·
I definitely think it is worth it. I don't put all my eggs in one basket anyway, even when it comes to just a checking account, so why not get as much interest as is available. I'd love your input on the various online banks as you try them @Moore Income! You've listed some others that I've not been aware of. Thank you!
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Former Member ·
@Moore Income how do you strategize what money goes into what account, and how do you stay organized? I recently consolidated some of my cash and closed some extraneous accounts, mostly for simplicity's sake. How do you maximize your 6 checking accounts?
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Re: Worried about mobile apps for savings and banking; put my mind at ease, please

Moore Income ·
@Former Member Good question. I personally am just testing most of them to see howh they work and such and I usually just start with a set amount. I have moved money between a couple due to a better interest rate but I haven't really added much to the accounts besides the initial deposits. I am starting to add more to My Haven account since they have a 2% interest rate (up to 4% if you refer people) they also allow me to connect all my other accounts to manage my money in one place. So...
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Re: Traditonal or non traditional

Moore Income ·
I personally have been transferring my money to higher yield savings accounts without all the fees. There are so many new services out there that give you much higher interest than local banks. They are going to have to start competing or they are going to fall behind. The fact that they give so little interest and charge fees is not appealing to me at all. I had about $120 in my local savings account and I transferred it to my checking right before Jan. because I wasn't sure if my paycheck...
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Mo Brownies ·
I have now considered putting my emergency fund in a online CD account for 2.90 APY. its money i shouldnt be touching and hopefully i dont- but if anything I do have credit card I can use. Ive been thinking about doing the 12 months or 24 months CD. nothing more then 2 year. Doing the calculations - if i put 10k in, thats can be $285 or $588 respectivetly. Not bad for a year or 2 years.
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Traditonal or non traditional

Mo Brownies ·
Hi Everyone, I am thinking about closing my traditional bank account like TD and Chase. I already have 1 online high yield interest bearing savings account and im thinking about going all in. I no longer want to see an interest of .01 cent every year? or have to keep a minimum in order to avoud fees. What do you guys think?
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Re: Best On Line Savings/Money Market Accounts

Mo Brownies ·
OMG I JUST FOUND THIS!! https://www.t-mobilemoney.com/en/home.html 4.00% APY under $3000 and the following requirments Have tmobile wireless account deposit $200/month sign up for tmobile perks Now with these stipulations you can max. your money. See the secenarios below. T-Mobile Money states you will make 4.00 APY if you have the fall in line within the 3 listing eligibities above. If you go over the $3,000. this means that the $3,000 will make anywhere between 2.79-4% APY and anything...
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Re: Best On Line Savings/Money Market Accounts

Moore Income ·
Thanks for sharing such a comprehensive list! I did check on the DCU website and it does actually say there is a $5 minimum. Not that it makes a huge difference but just sharing what I saw. I have also used Aspiration which pays a 1% APY with no minimum or fees. I am also trying out the Haven Money savings account which pays 2% APY and up to 4% if you refer enough people.
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Re: Discover Savings Accounts

Moore Income ·
Thanks for sharing. I am wondering which specific savings account it is that gives you the 3%? I searched Discover Savings Accounts and came across this page https://www.discover.com/onlin...ing/savings-account/ but it only shows an account with 2.10%
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Online checking account for business - recommendations?

Former Member ·
I have an LLC for my freelance writing/editing work, and for a few years I've had a separate checking account for those funds. I recently realized that I don't have enough cash in the account to have the monthly "maintenance" fee waived - so I'm losing $15 a month! I know my freelance business hasn't been super busy these days, but I'd certainly like to hold on to most of the money I've earned, you know? I'd love to hear about your experiences with online-only checking accounts for your side...
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Re: Worried about mobile apps for savings and banking; put my mind at ease, please

mintjulep ·
Thank you Lisa! I know some of the on-line banks, like Ally, have been around a while, I'm wondering if there is a way to check out their performance. I assume if they advertise FDIC insured that's a first step.
 
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