No just $20 bills

I’ll give my credit union some praise: it has implemented an upgraded service with the ATMs. The machines are dispensing a variety of bills, not just $20 bills.

Check out these photos.


Two $100 bills

I’ve complained in the past about ATMs issuing $20 bills. Hey, what about a $10 bill or even a $5 bill? Go to dinner with friends and when time to pay, everyone pulls out $20 bills.

Well, I won’t complain anymore. Went to ATM at my credit union this afternoon. Requested $200. The machine dispensed two $100 bills. What the f@$k??? This has never happened. Who wants $100 bills?

I relayed my disappointment to the reception desk at the credit union. Then I promptly got in line to get smaller denomination bills (six $20s, six $10s & four $5s).

This trip to the credit union was not very convenient or customer friendly.

Hey credit union, STOP dispensing $100 bills from ATMs.

Check in with Phreesia

At a doctor’s appointment with a family member. See photo below: patient can check in “paperless.”

Besides checking in. & updating medical information, a patient can pay any outstanding balance via credit card with Phreesia.

Inching closer & closer to life as depicted on Star Trek


Scary: What Bank of America Considers “Suspicious Activity”

My sister received a letter from BoA the other day. The Bank classified as suspicious multiple transfers my sister made from her savings account to her checking account. These transactions were made online .

BoA warned her if such transactions continued, a fee would be assessed. The letter further advised she should visit a local branch or use an ATM to conduct these transactions.

How odd! I recall reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about BoA’s efforts to encourage its customers to transact business online rather than visit a branch.

Plus , how could transferring money from one’s own saving account to own ‘s checking account be suspicious?

This stupidity is why I “bank” at a credit union 🙂

Happy Halloween

Who would have thunk it?

Ordered a product via Amazon, delivered by Target . Weird!

There are still bargains out there

Walked in to hairdresser. Received trim for )10.00, 🙂

Trickling Springs Creamery: Wholesome Milk & Recycling too


Giving money, unintentionally , to a stranger

This past Friday morning I dropped my car off to the mechanic for service. I thus have to use public transportation to get to work.

I haven’t used metro in some time. When I arrived at the metro station, my SmarTrip card showed $5.30. More than I thought. I passed through the gate and took the escalator to the platform to catch metrorail.

When I arrived at my destination and exited the gate, I decided to add money to my SmarTrip card. When I pressed the card on the panel, it showed a -$.10. What ? Strange. I decided to add. $5.00. When I pressed the card against the panel, it displayed a balance of $2.40, not. $4.90. The machine played an error message. Confused & not happy about the $5.00 disappearance , I decided to speak with a metro official.

Based on my explanation about the sequence of events , the metro personnel explained I didn’t allow the system to clear before adding $5.00. When I asked what happened to my. $5.00, he responded the amount has been added to the card of the individual who used the machine before me. I was too through.

The machine did not indicate another account was active though there was an audible error message after I inserted my $5.00 and pressed my card against the panel.

Can’t believe I lost $5.00. I made some stranger’s day. 😦

Big Sister is “all knowing” as Big Brother (and more efficient too!)

I had a message on my phone last week. It was QVC. The automated message stated my credit card had expired. The automated message explained how I could update my credit card information. QVC wants to ensure I can continue to shop without any difficulties.

How thoughtful of QVC.

Pretty scary. Big Sister knows “all.” And she’s efficient.

How non-profits waste money

Arrived home this evening. I received three identical envelopes, each addressed to me, from The Salvation Army.

Isn ‘t one letter enough?

An absolute waste of money! Charities need to vet their donors’ lists much more carefully .


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