Best Banking Combo: Santander and Ally

In pursuit of higher interest rates, I’ve decided to open a consumer account at Santander and at Ally.

sov-san-daul-logo As part of Santander’s extra20 program, you will get both an extra20 checking and savings account opened at once. You will receive $10 if you set up direct deposit of at least $1,500 per month and another $10 if you pay at least 2 bills using their website. The $20 will be deposited into your extra20 savings account at the end of each month.

allyAlly is currently offering a 0.86% APY with their savings account and free ATM withdrawals nationwide. My plan is to move any extra balance from Santander and into Ally to get the interest. Also I can withdraw from any ATM and the fees are reimbursed at the end of Continue reading

15% Cashback via Ebates for 1 Week Only


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From May 12 – 19, Ebates is running a birthday promotion where over 100 stores are offering 15% cashback. Stores include Macy’s, Nordstrom, Groupon, LivingSocial, Continue reading