Per my promise made Tuesday, I'm on the hook for one more post this week. This is it.
For someone so generally lacking in monetary wealth, you may find it odd that I employ two separate banks to handle what meager funds I do have. I think it's a little weird too. I promise there's a very good reason for this. See, back when the lady and I first moved in together, we had relocated to a strange and distant land called Kentucky. Kentucky did not have the bank we each previously employed, forcing us to change. Come to think of it, Kentucky is lucky to have any banks at all. I think the people there generally just barter in chickens and dip-spit.
Anyway, knowing there was the possibility that I might be leaving for even stranger and more distant lands in the service of our National Parks, I chose the most widespread financial institution represented in our part of southwestern Kentucky. Unfortunately, widespread in this case does not include Knoxvegas. In the meantime, however, I became reliant on a credit card that happened to be sponsored by my bank, allowing me to transact all financial business on one single web page. This has made me very reluctant to switch banks. Also, I'm just really lazy.
Recently I have opened an account with a bank that has branches all over Knoxville so that I may deposit and withdraw cash without having to drive 45 minutes for the privilege (assuming I had any cash to deposit or withdraw.) Thus the two banks. I'm still attached to the convenience of my one-stop bill pay, but I think I may be ready to shift that over to my new bank or maybe just get a new credit card with some kick-ass rewards and suck up any inconveniences.
The point of this whole boring tale is to ask the following of my dear readers: Do any of you have a rockin' credit card that returns 1% or greater in cash or equivalent (useful) rewards? I'm getting a fat 1% back now and I'd like to do better if I can.
(Oh, and yeah- I know the title of the post doesn't really fit my situation. The mo' money I have, the less problems I have. But I like saying it.)