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Monday, October 15, 2007

Bank of America, My Money, and New York City

Odd subject, interesting story. This past weekend I was using the Bank of America - my core bank that I use for a number of my financial transactions. I use their moneycenter application -- also known as their My Portfolio service to track a number of items.

Recently, it has been riddled with errors when trying add a new account. The kind of errors where every link I click on returns a technical error. As expected, when I report them to the customer service -- form emails are returned to me without answering the question I have. Rather they point to me as having an issue using the site.

Fed up, I did a little of Google searching to see if anyone else was having similar issues with their My Portfolio service. While I did not find anything in terms of the problem, I did come across the My Money Blog and an article that has no revelance to my issue, but was intriguing none the less.

The ficticious? Manhattan poster made a Craiglist post that was similar to the following:

Okay, I’m tired of beating around the bush. I’m a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25 year old girl. I’m articulate and classy. I’m not from New York. I’m looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don’t think I’m overreaching at all.
The rest of the article covers treating marriage as a business relationship. Interesting theory read, impractical and undesirable circumstance from my perspective.

I spent a little more time around the My Money Blog and found it to be relatively engaging. The 29-year old Jonathan who has been blogging about his experiences in creating his financial future over the last three years.

While I do not agree with all of the approaches and strategies he used, you're bound to find some valuable information and insight there. I may comment on a few of them that I consider to be either risky or a waste of your time. Stay tuned.