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Friday, May 06, 2005

Banking in the Twilight Zone 

I have made $75 in the last 2 weeks by largely doing nothing.

I got a letter from First Bank offering me a $25 Visa gift card to open a checking account, so I did. Today, I went to Chase to close my account and the bank manager convinced me to instead close my old account and open a new one, and he would deposit $50 into it.

I can't imagine that free, bare-bones checking accounts like mine (daily balances averaging less than $500) are profitable as it is. With incentives like this, I am sure they are losing money. This is awesome. I feel like somehow, I am sticking it to the man. Ah, competition.

I'll probably close the account next week, after the incentive clears.

-Miguel Sanchez  17:11 EST | |

About us:

This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

Matt is a pariah, iconoclast, and professor of gambling living in Oakland.

Miguel Sanchez is not Lionel Hutz.

Daddy Brooklyn lives in Brooklyn. He hates Republicans, though he wouldn't mind being ensconced in the landed elite of New York City.

Paul just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.

Ziggy Stardust has no past.

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