Talk about a stale check....
So this morning I was downloading some Quicken transactions and I see that the process flagged a seldom used checking account at my credit union. Surprised to see any activity there, I went to their web site to see if maybe there was some data entry error which debited our account for someone else's check. (That happened to us before at another institution.)
But when I looked there, it was indeed a check my wife wrote, for about $26.
On February 2, 2007. More than three years ago.
Technically I could probably make a stink about this. But it was written to a friend of my wife's who may have just misplaced and/or forgotten about it, and I know she needs that money a lot more than we do.
Still, I hope the banks would waive any overdrawn fees they charge if something this caused someone to become overdrawn...
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)