As you might recall-
so that I could open my PAYPAL account for the CD, I needed to connect it to viable bank account online of my own to legitimize any payments they would make for me.
Because I am slightly paranoid about any of my personal and financial information being online-
having been the victim of ID fraud twice in my life-
I didn't feel comfortable connecting my PAYPAL account to my main personal bank account.
So i opened a new bank account at TD BANK (formerly COMMERCE BANK) with the minimum of $100 in it since PAYPAL and online selling and buying were somewhat foreign to me.
Ironically, TD Bank's motto is 'AMERICA'S MOST CONVENIENT BANK".
I assure you it is not.
It is rather America's most IN-convenient bank.
And since I was able to open a proper and separate 'business checking account' in the name of my company Parting Glass Productions-
with my own bank after getting my EIN....
and after I switched my PAYPAL and my AMAZON.COM merchant accounts over to said "business checking account"-
i closed out my TD Bank account.
Just down to the wire as 2009 is hours away from being over.
it was a small thing but a huge relief to my peace of mind-
as I am not a fan of having all of my financial shit spread out from here to East Jesus.
I like everything in one place where I can get at it and bring the confusion-level to about a 'three'.
not to 'politicize' this blog in any way-
but i was even more inspired to close down this account after I read this article about moving all our money to local banks and credit unions to help the economy-
(and to kinda stick it to all the big banks who have just taken our 'bailout' money and done pretty much fuck all in return to help clean up the mess they made, in the process):
So goodbye TD Bank...
and goodbye 2009...
I'm grateful for all the good things you gave me but I am also happy to see you go.
Here's to a much less complicated 2010!
Happy New Year everyone!