BankDirect Mileage Checking: 100 AAdvantage Miles Per Month For Every $1,000 On Deposit

A few months ago, I set forth my case for using Ally Bank as my primary checking account.  And while I plan to stick with Ally as my primary checking account for its consumer-friendly features like unlimited ATM-fee reimbursements, free checks, and mobile deposit, I’m considering moving most of my liquid assets to BankDirect (an “internet division” […]

Notes And Updates For February 12, 2013

  Last night, Marriott announced a significant devaluation to their awards program: over 1,300 hotels have moved up a category (i.e. now require more points for each award night), and only 46 have moved down a category.  And just for good measure, a new category (nine!) was added to the award chart, and that category […]

Is There Any Better Checking Account Than The One Offered By Ally Bank?

Different people look for different things in checking accounts, but my primary objectives are to: (1) never pay monthly maintenance fees; (2) never pay ATM fees; and (3) earn a non-negligible rate of interest.  With those goals in mind, I use Ally Bank as my primary checking account (in combination with an Ally savings account, […]