A financial expert was giving advice about tracking expenses online when Martha interrupted with questions about debit cards, asking "Does it just beep? What does it do when you overdraw?" Ten bucks says Martha's never received an overdraft charge, either.
So how was your weekend? Probably not great if you work at Bear Stearns. But even with looming job cuts and a pathetic bail out from the Feds, Bear Stearns' website is still boasting about awards it won in 2007 and 2006 for BearXplorer, a client side risk analytics initiative, whatever that means. The company still claims, "never an unprofitable year." I'd say getting bought out for $2 a share qualifies as unprofitable, but what do I know about banking?
Words fail us on this one. It's like Reservoir Douches. Anyway, if you need another reason to avoid Stereo on a Friday night - or any time, really - click the link below.
Hey there, young Manhattanites who aren't investment bankers. Wondering what those kids who are making six times your starting salary have that you don't, besides suits, coke, and a soulless unswerving commitment to making money above all else? Well, according to the charmers at Bankersball.com ("Wilkommen!"), they have seven secrets. And lucky you, they're willing to share them. Ok, so there are a couple of no-brainers in there, but there are also some shocking insights. Did you know that it's important, not only to be a "good/passable writer," but to be:
So that Bank of America "One" song made more of an impression than we realized. Apart from eliciting a flurry of C&D's (it also inspired the above cover version from new Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr and adorable alopecian funnyman David Cross. How long before YouTube brings us the Patton Oswalt parody of the Aleksey Vayner video?
Bank of America merged with MBNA on January 1st, "[solidifiying] the Bank's position as the largest issuer of credit cards in the U.S... The combined Bank of America Card Services organization will have more than 40 million active U.S. accounts and nearly $140 billion in managed outstanding balances. Bank of America is already the world's leader in active debit cards." How are things going? If this clip is to be believed (and, on a lot of levels, you're not going to believe it), it's put a song in their cold banker hearts. Aleksey Vayner seems less and less ridiculous every day.