This was an article in the Penny Hoarder about a California startup checking company called Aspiration that pays 1% interest that lets you choose how much you pay in “fees.” Is this garbage? It sounds like garbage.

  • @DStanley The blog post is indeed paid advertising (the links are all affiliate links), but I'm certain that the OP here is not a spammer, just curious. That having been said, this has already been answered before, so I, too, have voted to close.
    – Ben Miller
    Feb 8, 2019 at 21:36
  • and.. it's a wrap. Feb 8, 2019 at 21:39
  • My bad, forgot to check before I submitted the question.
    – John Doe
    Feb 8, 2019 at 21:56

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From their web site ....

Deposits insured by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor.

A tiny bit of research would confirm this, that they are a legit company.


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