|Posted: February 7, 2015, 9:55 pm - IP Logged|
N/P, lejardin. I'm sure that bank reported the transaction since I hadn't made any so large (or even close to it) before w/ them. Maybe my appearance gave the bank employee cause for concern - when I'm "cleaned up", I've been told I look like a cop or undercover detective, but when I'm scraggly and dressed in sweats, etc., I've been told I look like a drug dealer. I'd prefer people think I was a preacher or porn star, but that's just me. <grin>
Yep, I have always thought that sometime in my lifetime that cash transactions would be very rare and it's getting to that point now. I don't use cash much - other than buying the occ. soda and lottery tickets, I use credit cards. (I have pretty much quit using my debit card because of security risks) I've got a friend who thinks this cashless society is one more step to the "Mark of the Beast" thing, but I don't know. I check gold and silver prices when I think of it and the history is particularly interesting. I bought some silver - not a lot - back in the mid-80's and sold some of it for a couple dollars/oz. profit, wish I had hung onto it now but I needed the money then. My ex bought some small gold coins, but somehow we didn't split those up when she and I split. (The worst thing was she got the Hoover and I got the cats. After a while, if I had known how to and had the guts, I could have knitted another cat.)
I don't keep a lot of money in my checking account - mostly b/c I don't have a lot, but when I'm flush and doing well, I transfer from savings when the checking is low. I do a lot of online transactions, Amazon, Google Play music, e-books, paying credit cards, etc. and want to make sure I don't get hacked and my account drained. I have notifications on my credit cards for over certain amts. and for multiple transactions and if I win, I'm going to make sure my money is even safer than now. That bank I mentioned in my earlier post also offers Kasasa checking accounts, paying a pretty good rate on balances above a certain amt. The only other stipulations are that you use online banking and use your debit card so many times per month.
The way of life I grew up with is gone forever. I also dont like the direction we are going. Dont know enough about the mark of the beast but I do believe cashless society is coming, so is the microchip placed inside us, the government is already tracking our whereabouts, our privacy is GONE and I dont like it. I have heard these things are going to happen for years and thought those saying it were, well, a little off. Dont like the taste of crow.
Undercover detective, preacher, porn star ( hahahaha) any one would be excellent to show up to claim winnings.
Never heard of Kasasa. With a win such as tonite, that is soo much money, some would go in a couple of banks but it wouldnt be much. I have lots of ideas and places to put the cash, gold and silver. I think a good tax accountant would be a priority and the necessary evil, = lawyer. As for investing, I am rethinking that issue.
Thanks for the laughs and the good information. Oh and good luck to you on tonights monster draw.