Account Left Open

by astanhaus


If there isn’t $$ in the bank account, then why does it matter?

Once upon a time, I thought it didn’t matter. But recently, I learned it matters because ofinterest payments.  I happened to look closely at the most recent statement and realized that somehow my previously empty account has earned 2 cents in interest.

I called this bank asking for them to send me my 2 cents and to then close my account. I just have to wait and see if they bother to pay the 49 cents to mail me a check with my account balance of 2 cents.

At least I tried!

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)