Happy Birthday U.S. of A.!
In order to help celebrate the nation’s independence Capital One 360 put together some deals to start you on your way to financial independence.
Long-time readers of Free From Broke know that I’ve been a fan of these accounts for a long time. You may remember that Capital One bought ING Direct USA. I opened my first ING account over ten years ago. I have savings, checking, and investing (via ShareBuilder) with them.
I originally opened up an online savings account so I’d have a place that was out-of-sight-out-of-mind to start building up some savings. I wasn’t having the best of luck when my savings was tied to my brick-and-mortar bank. It was too easy to pull money out so I never really got far saving. By having the money in an online account it put up enough of a psychological barrier that I would leave the money alone to add up and grow. Ten+ years later and my wife and I have built up a nice safety net for ourselves in that account.
Back to the deals…