The Main Goals of My New Bank Account Setup

I recently changed the way my bank accounts are set up.

The main goals of my new setup are:

1. Automate bill payments and money transfers – ING DRIECT has these capabilities. It’s nice.

2. Take advantage of free services – BOA’s Bill Pay is FREE and easy to use.

3. Avoid fees – I pay no fees with any of these accounts.

4. Maximize interest – While I’m not getting the best interest rate compared with some online only savings accounts, I am doing considerably better than by only having my money in BOA.

5. Convenient access to ATMs and a brick and mortar bank – If I need to visit an ATM, both banks have these. And if I need to actually go inside a bank for any reason I can always find a BOA to go into.

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Last Edited: July 26, 2017 @ 5:14 pm
About Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a former practicing CPA, blogger, podcaster, husband, and father of three. PT is also the founder and CEO of FinCon, the conference and community dedicated to helping other financial influencers and brands. He created this website back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money, hold himself accountable, and to meet others passionate about moving toward financial independence.

PT uses Personal Capital to keep track of his financial life. This free software allows him to review his net worth regularly, analyze his investments, and make decisions about his financial future.

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