ok, this isn't really news, but I've been treating this like a blog, anyway, so here I go. A few months ago, a friend of mine turned me onto the ING Direct bank. Basically, it's an online savings account with a 2.1% interest rate (really really high) and no minimum balance. Even better, if you get a referral, they'll give you $25 (and $10 to the referer). So if anyone is interested, drop me a line via my feedback form and I'll generate a referral for you. And yes, they're all FDIC insured and all that - safe company.