So I am walking through Central Park on a beautiful June afternoon – the City has never looked better, people are jogging and strolling and biking and blading and lying in the sun getting pink – and along comes a horse-drawn carriage with no sides or top, three lovely ladies and a pinstriped older gentleman making them laugh, straight out of a movie. And who is this gentleman, I realize? David Rockefeller. A great little New York moment.
Before I could shout anything, the carriage had clop-clopped by.
And what would I have shouted? Even before Chase merged with Chemical and then with Morgan, what good was it to be a client of the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Rockefeller bank, if you were not a sheik or a shah or an emir? Or at least a mogul? Were you – little old you – going to pick up the phone and get to talk to David Rockefeller? Shout hello in the Park? I don’t think so.
(Not that he wouldn’t have welcomed it – a very nice man, I am told.)
Whereas at my little Bank Audi, also in New York, it’s not entirely unlikely you would one day run into Joe Audi.
And look at this! Bank Audi’s on-line banking now lets you do just about anything any of the giant banks do – and one thing more. You can now click on a check you wrote and get a printable quality image, front and back, even years after you wrote it. Reason enough to switch to Bank Audi? Mmmm, no. But, at least until paper checks disappear altogether, it’s a pretty neat idea.
*CHECK OUT THIS RETIREMENT SITE*
Paul Lowry: ‘May I refer you to this URL for a handy-dandy Retirement Planner that I visit regularly to ‘plug in’ my numbers and see what results? It has lots of good information for all ages.’
☞ Good one.
Quote of the Day
Very few American investors buy any stock for the sake of something which is going to happen more than six months hence, even though its probability is exceedingly high; and it is out of taking advantage of this psychological peculiarity of theirs that most money is made.~John Maynard Keynes
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