Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ING Referrals

As a proud ING Direct account holder, I offer you a few account referrals!

The way these work is as follows:

I supply you with the link, and you click on it. When you open an account with at least $250, you receive a $25 bonus for signing up, and I receive $10 for the referral.

If you would like to open an ING Direct Savings or Electric Orange checking account and receive the bonus, please comment with your email and I will send you a referral.

We win all around. Not to mention that ING Direct is a great online bank with a very good interest rate (3.o% currently). The customer service is great and the ease of use and security features make me feel comfortable with doing my banking with them.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Post

This is my first post as a "personal finance blogger"! Okay, so really I'm just reviewing and recapping my daily struggles as a twenty-something trying to balance saving with having a life. It's not as easy as I think it should be!

Frugal Dad's blog How To Become a Millionaire in 10 Years got me thinking. That's a lot of money you'd have to save to become a millionaire. Of course, 10 years is a short period of time. I'm not that ambitious! Twenty years (or even thirty!) would be a better estimate for me.

So what to do? Well, I certainly cannot put $996 per week into a high-yield investment. It is simply not possible at this time. I can't even do $996 per month! What I can do, and what I have been doing, is putting a few hundred dollars per month into my ING Direct high-yield savings account.

First step accomplished.