So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
I received a notice from my bank that they were now charging an escheatment fee. Yeah, I had to look that up. Apparently if an account is abandoned the money gets sent to the state. Then, just to add insult to injury, the bank now charges a $50 fee to handle that. They charge $50 to help the state take your money away?
Okay, that was interesting. Then no more than two days later I get a notice that my savings account is in default for lack of activity. Thanks to looking up escheatment fee I knew where this was heading. First thing Monday I walked into the bank and had it sorted out -without paying any fees, thank you very much.
Here’s the deal with the savings account. I never wanted a savings account with that particular bank. What I wanted was to take advantage of their really great free checking account with no ATM fees -even from banks not in their system. The bank requires a minimum amount of money in a savings account to have a checking account. I put in the minimum necessary and forgot about it.
Thanks to them trying to shut down my account I now have to show some activity. I’m going to move a single dollar all around the system on a monthly basis, just to show activity. How foolish is that? The sad thing is that I’m only dealing with this particular bank because my old bank was even worse.
While in town I went to my follow up appointment at my doctor’s. He said the leg looks great. Keep doing what I’m doing. See you in six months. Pretty good news. Next week I’ve a follow up appointment with the foot doctor and I’ll be done for a while. Things are looking up.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.