Thursday, November 15, 2007

No Growth Checking

I just took this picture when I was at my bank yesterday (the bank just changed it's name to Grow Financial). They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I'm going to try to sum it up in eight. This means "We Need to Fire Our Marketing Department Immediately":


The Lazy Iguana said...

Grow free checking huh? Sounds like a bad deal to me.

I would change banks if I were you.

Bryan said...

Or they need to fire the bank president for thinking it was a good idea to begin with. :0

krok68 said...


Product, Place, Price & Promotion. I made an "A" in Marketing, now admittedly the Tri-Delts gave me the tests but I bubbled in the answers.

I think they meant "We want blacks that have taken advantage of Affirmative Action." They missed the boat, oh snap.

Excellent post.

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Well, at least they are staying P.C. and green!

daveawayfromhome said...

Hey, that sounds like my checking account.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Daveawayfromhome, mine too! So it's truth in advertising at last!

Barbara, yeah, I'll give them marks for being PC and green. But someone needs to get the dad some new eyeglasses - he looks like an owl in those massive specs!

Gator, yes, they were undoubtedly trying to be PC, which is cool with me... it's the grow-free checking that I find to be a disturbingly accurate assessment of most of our bank accounts.

Bryan, yeah! They should've kept the original bank name: MacDill Federal Credit Union was fine by ME.

Lazy, yeah... the interest rates aren't all that, so I'm thinking that (as I mentioned to Dave) this is 'truth in advertising'.

M@ said...

But... finally the truth.

I had an overdraft last week due to a cash flow problem as I'm becoming a stay-at-home writer.

Bank of America (or B of A, as they're called in the industry) charged me $35 per transaction. That includes $1.15 for gum and $0.75 for a candy bar. I'm not shitting you.

They told me I could have overdraft protection and that would have only cost me $10.

Brilliant! I said. Why don't I have that AUTOMATICALLY?

Finally, truth in advertising. Everyone in that department: straight to the unemployment line!

M@ said...

And why they always gotta show African Americans when emphasizing cost-efficiencies!?

I know. I fucking get it. Black folks like to make good financial decisions. Alright....

daveawayfromhome said...

The real bastardy at BofA is that if you had $30 in the bank, and put in charges for $28, $3, and $5, they'd take out the $28 first, then charge you $35 for both of the smaller transactions.
Been there, done that.

TorAa said...

Hillarious - no more comments

Three Score and Ten or more said...

I have been in so much pain that I haven't checked MY bank lately. Now I don't think I want to.

R2K said...

So sad.

M@ said...

I HATE Bank of America. How about some more truth in advertising.

How about a new Bank of America "Horseshit Savings Account?"

Open up a HSA today!

Funny thing: a few years ago, I got a miles card w/ Bank of America. After paying four annual fees of $90, I was finally able to cash in my 50,000 (!) miles for a single plane ticket to Vermont.

What a great deal!

M@ said...

And then "B of A" has the nerve to tell the world how they're a woman-owned bank.

If that's how women do business, I'm ALL for the glass ceiling. Jesus.

krok70 said...


From strictly a genetic perspective, would that light skinned daughter have to be adopted?

M@ said...


She DOES look adopted. :) They might as well have just put me in that photo w/ my "parents."

krok96 said...


I do wonder why her mother decided to go with the African tribal hairstyle instead of a conk.

I wish I had had black parents because my parents didn't help me at all moving to college.

Emma Sometimes said...

Oh, not good. Marketing Peops are going to have someone's head rolling