Friday, January 11, 2008

In Which Your Faithful Narrator Sets a Goal and Almost Gets Schnookered

Here's a goal of mine: to get through a month without getting an overdraft fee on my checking account. I think if I can do that, I'll be truly happy and content. For some reason, I go stupid when it comes to bankbook management. My ultimate goal is to have my financial world in some kind of nice neat package by the end of the year. I don't mean be out of debt, that's going to take a while, but I just want to have a handle on it. I checked my credit score the other day. It was better than I thought it was, but it's gotta get better, its in the high 600's.

I got a phishy email the other day, that is, I got an email from Bank of America telling me that my account had been blocked because of too many improper log ons. Funny thing is this: I haven't had a Bank of America account since last August. So, I called the Bank of America customer service line and told them about it. They told me it was a rogue email and to ignore it and to forward them the email. Here's the scary part, I almost fell for it. I actually started to fill in the information they asked for, I got cold feet when it came to the Social Security Number. It just felt wrong so I stopped and closed the email and then called Bank of America.

Sometimes its just too hard to keep track of everything. Why can't it be just a bit easier? I mean, really!

1 comment:

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Have you tried Microsoft Money? Certainly helps me.