Monday, February 06, 2006

We're Not There Yet

In spite of it being the year 2006, we are unable to master the movement of money across national borders. I am still unable to simply and easily transfer money from a US bank account to make a payment in Canada. So I'm forced to write cheques, aka checks, which I absolutely detest. And then, when I try to deposit a cheque drawn from a Canadian bank in my US account (a gift from my maternal grandparents), I am confronted with paying a $75 (!) fee. Utterly ridiculous and completely frustrating.

Mr. Gorbachev (or someone), tear down this wall!

3 Comments:

At 1:42 AM, Blogger Christeen said...

This proves once again that money can't buy happiness!

 
At 1:44 AM, Blogger Christeen said...

ok ok, that was probably unappreciated -- although funny, admit it! -- sarcasm. did you know that CIBC has a US dollar bank account option? However, this would mean your family would have to open one, vs. you having one I guess. Man that sucks. Could Western Union be the solution? $75.00 is appalling!!

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Speedy said...

Agreed. I can't believe it's a 75.00 charge! That's unacceptable my friend. Completely unacceptable!

 

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