I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Bank of America Customers

There IS a God/Goddess (not that I've questioned it)!! 

I've had 2 regular checking accounts with Bank of America in the states for 20+ years and with having to pay $5 EACH time I pull $$ out of the atm for 7-1/2 years, etc. I've given them LOTS of $$$ (I keep them because there are LOTS of them around the U.S. which makes it easier if someone wants to pay me - but I haven't used these accounts in AGES - just want to keep them - JUST IN CASE).

So I called them today to see if there was ANY way to get my Monthly Fees reduced at all (I've been paying $12 on my personal account and $16 on my business account ALL these years since I don't really keep $$ in that account [so I don't qualify for a free account for having thousands of $$s in it]) and the guy I got - Tim - was AWESOME!!!

Not only did he give me 3 months REFUND on my personal account and 2 on my business account - BUT - he also WAVED my monthly fees till August on BOTH accounts!!!  (I didn't push it on future fees - I'll call in July about that!!)

The timing couldn't be better!!!
Thank you/me Spirit!!!

So do YOU live abroad and bank with Bank of America and or don't use them much???  Hey - even if your account IS still active - it can't hurt to see if they'll reduce your monthly fees!!!!  (maybe they're doing this because of all the negative publicity they're getting.  FYI - I'm not dropping them as I NEED to look at the BIG picture of EASE for me and anyone that wishes to get money to me so no need to ream me about it!).

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