Frugal Francis

Spend less, Earn More, and Save as much as possible!

OK, I opened a Bank of America Keep the Change Savings account with $300 dollars. They automatically take the left over change on checkcard purchases, and put the change into your savings account. For example, a checkcard purchase of $10.01 would put .99 into your savings accent. In total your checking account would reflect -$11.00, and savings +$.99. The big incentive is that Bank of America will match some of your change… (restrictions below)

Started my account with $300, my change has added up to $329.16 and Bank of America is due to award me $128.41 on the anniversary of the creation of my keep the change checking account. (See Below)

Bank of America keep the change program

Bank of America keep the change program

My $300 investment and $329.16 auto-invested change equals $629.16. YTD, it looks like the $128.41 yield I am expecting from Bank of America at the 1 year marker would be a 20% return on my own money.

The math: $300 + $329.16 = $629.16. $629.16 + $128.41 (matched from Bank of America) = $757.57. $757.57 divided by $629.16 = 1.20. 1.20 translates to the principal investment plus a new 20% in earnings!


ps. As mentioned in first Bank of America keep the change blogpost: “The restrictions are 100% match to your first 3 months of savings up to $60.00, and 5% of the rest of your savings, up to $250.00. If you are using the program to its maximum potential you would be getting a free $310 ($60 + $250) for free from Bank of America.”

Frugral Francis Update

Aug 28, 2010

Hello World!

Hope everyone is enjoying the rest of their summer. Tonight I am going to update Frugal Francis and get the ball rolling.  The domain name has almost been around for a year, the Search Engines should pay a bit more attention to me.  But, no one is gonna pay attention to me if I don’t have fresh, new content.

Coming right up; Blogging to you with some visual proof that Bank of America’s keep the change program, and Lending Club actual pays you and makes you money. While my success does not require 2 commas, I am happy to show evidence that anyone can make a few or many bucks for free.

Updates with returns are coming right up:

1. Lending Club – Invest Money, or Use Free Money to Invest

2. Bank of America ‘s Keep the Change Program