Posts Tagged ‘bank’

Check the Statements

by on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Most of the time I get my bank notice that my statement is ready for review and I just dlete the notice and don’t worry about. I manage my money closely and know what I put in thee ans what I am taking out. Therefore, I should know pretty close to the balance without going througha lot of drama once a month to balance the account.

For some reason I took a longer look at last month’s statement and damn, there is a $6 charge against that account by the bank. I’m thinking, WTF?, and called the bank. They said they are now charging $6 a month for me keeping a checking account at this bank. There’s no way to get rid of that charge except to change banks and find someone who will give me an account for free. So, now I’m on the hunt. I’ll be damned if I’m paying this bank $6 every month just for the privilege of them holding my money for me.

Piggy Banks

by on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I believe I could safely bet that most American households have some sort of container that holds loose change. It might be on the night stand for emptying pockets at night before going to bed, it might be in the laundry room for the change found in pockets, or it might be on a kid’s dresser for his allowance or change that his parents toss his way.

I have a big plastic piggy bank that I bought at the Dollar Store. It holds about $300 of assorted change when it is full. I know this because I just took the piggy bank to my real bank and asked them to sort it all and deposit the total amount to my checking account.

I don’t need the money so badly that I am cashing in my piggy bank. It was full and I didn’t have anyplace else to put my loose change. So now the money is counted and credited to my account and we can start fresh with a little puddle of pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters in the bottom of the piggy bank.

The search continues

by on Monday, June 1st, 2009

Even after losing most of our money in the market crash the end of last year we are looking for great bank rates and cd rates to put our money into. The plan is to make as much money back as we can to get ready to retire. Select CD Rates has aa great web site with a lot of very useful information on the best Cd rates nation wide.

With new information every week on bank rates and Cd rates, this allows you to find the perfect path to making your money work for you. I plan on being back in the black very soon with help from Select Cd Rates and their very useful web site.

Just learing all I can on Bank Cd’s has made me a lot more confident in my planning for my retirement and I have to thank Select CD Rates for all the information and the help in getting back on track. The end effort in this project is to have us ready to retire in five years, I think that is a good number and I want to work towards this finish as hard as I can and it is very important to have all the help you can find to assist you and Select CD rates is the perfect partner in this important project.