I was out of town this weekend and came back completely swamped with stuff to do. My apartment is magically a disaster again, my inboxes at work and at home are completely full, and I have to do laundry or else. But it was nice to get away and relax a little bit, even if it means coming back to a lot of stress.
One thing I did while back in my hometown was close my old bank account. I’m not sure why it was still open, to be honest. When I moved, I left my local bank for a larger, national bank. I loved the services of the local bank, but I wanted to have ATM access in the city where I lived. That account sat open and unused for three years. Sadly, I had cleared out all but the minimum required to keep the accounts free, so there wasn’t a ton of interest earned – plus I’ve been checking in on the account every month when doing my Net Worth update, so there were no fun surprises. That’s the downside to keeping a close eye on your money – you aren’t pleasantly surprised when things have grown more than you thought. On the other hand, there are no negative surprises either, so I guess it’s worth it.
I just noticed that Mint.com now has an Android application, so one of the things I want to do today (once I get everything else checked off my list) is check that out. Anyone using that?