I'm hoping to have a very lowkey type of weekend...However it seems like, whenever I post that, something crazy happens! LOL
Papa is out getting a haircut right now and G2 is getting ready to go to her boyfriend's for the day. G1 is already at Ramsey's for the weekend.
So what do I plan on doing today? Not a heck of a LOT!
Take the dog for a walk
Do a load of laundry (or maybe two)
Finish reading my book
Read some blogs
Make a spinach/mushroom/onion quiche for dinner
Snuggle with Papa and watch TV
The above is what I am hoping for! We will see what happens...fingers crossed that it works out this way though! Especially since I know Papa is feeling rundown too.
Onto the lovely ATM fees...
When we moved back in 2003, I knew we were moving at least thirty minutes from any of our credit union locations. But, at the time, I found it to be a minor inconvenience (especially since I was using my debit card a whole lot more than cash). I love our credit union - we have been their customer for 20 plus years, no low balance fees, and I do have a few bills that are directly taken out each month which would be a pain to change.
So, whenever I need to take cash out and found myself at a different ATM, I would mentally think of what was coming up and I needed cash for - to try to slow the hemorrhage otherwise knows as ATM fees.
Up until very recently, I would only incur fees from the ATM I was using (anywhere from $3.25 to $4). Now, my credit union is ALSO charging to use another bank's ATM so add another $1 to my withdrawl fees....which is quite alarming when considering that now, if you want to take $20 out of your account -I never take this low amount but still, it now is going to "cost" you a total of upwards of $24!
While I still don't want to change banks, this is going to take some extra planning on my part. I have a way around these fees for now....
I can take $$$ out when buying groceries with my debit card for no additional charge. This is how I am going to have to roll for awhile I think, even though I like using cash for groceries. I am also going to research banks closer to my home and possibly open an account to deposit money (via my current checking account checks) to withdraw as necessary.
I refuse to keep leaking ATM fees!
Anyway, I'm off to bring G2 to the boyfriend's.
Have a great day!