Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, moneeeeeeeeey

While I was out today — driving to Moreland/Sellwood, stopping at the library, walking around the neighborhood's antique shop district and people-watching — I stopped at a branch of my bank. For maybe the first time in my life, I deposited not a check but cash: the bulk of my August tips from work. I'd come up with a cunning plan: save up that money to, eventually, do something with it, and why not put it in my savings account? Then it could do a little work itself and help me get those little bits of interest while I decide what, perhaps, to do with it later.

Satisfied with watching an ATM swallow those $5, $10, and $20 bills* and tell me exactly (and correctly!) how much that was, I continued on my day out, got home, and went online to where I could do an electronic transfer of those funds from my bank to my credit union.

I couldn't, turns out.

I think I know why it didn't work, and it's probably related to the credit card balance I have with my credit union — don't worry, I'm working on paying down that, it's manageable and I accept that I have a balance to pay — but I also didn't want that tip money to stay in my main account that I use most often. So I wrote a check to my credit union for that same amount and mailed it off. My tip money will go where I want it to go.

Am I more of an adult now? I got excited about financial transactions.

* Once so far, a few months ago, a customer tipped me a $50 bill.**

** I wound up not saving the many $1 bills I'd gotten; I decided at one point this that it made more sense to add those to my pocket change. Meanwhile, I'm working to be a better tipper of other people, and having cash to do so helps...

Entry title a quote from this.

  • A poem, tried

    Needs by Christopher Walsh, 9/22/2021 someone needs that more than me someone - more needs than me someone ----needs someone ----me me ©…

  • It's my blog and I have new-poem thoughts!

    Poem-writing discussion time: I am a very experienced vivid dreamer. This morning, while I was in an odd, "off" mood, I decided to write a poem that…

  • "A Dream of Cotton-Candy Clouds"

    A Dream of Cotton-Candy Clouds by Christopher Walsh, 9/8/2021 Imagine a dream like this: You fly. Of course you can Fly, up and up and over and…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.