How One Writer Finds Herself In An Open Relationship With Her Bank

August 2, 2011 by Caitlin Donovan
shefinds | beauty

As a person who fails miserably at successfully building a savings account, but excels in other areas such as retail therapy and cleverly dodging overdraft fees, the bank can be my best friend or my worst enemy, which is why we’re in an open-relationship.

I find that I, like so many of my peers get a “banker’s high” when depositing a paycheck, but get sick to my stomach at the thought of pressing “yes” to receiving a receipt after withdrawing cash from my good friend, the ATM. Lucky for me, when I first signed up for a checking account, the bank advisor (read: lifesaver) recommended I opt for overdraft protection.

I definitely owe her a gigantic edible arrangement and more. I’m also one of those people who will take advantage of weekend “time off” and go out all weekend, and then refuse to look at my checking account balance online until my next paycheck, and I don’t think that I’m alone on this one. For these reasons, I must stay in an open-relationship with my bank. Until I am older, more responsible, and ready to succumb to the idea of saving money, my bank and I definitely cannot take things to the next level.

SunTrust has consistently ranked at the top for customer service for a good reason – they understand their customers. This lets them provide the right solutions to meet those customers’ unique needs. They believe banking solid is the key to living solid. See for yourself at, where you’ll find many great articles, tools and tips on everything from shopping to family to money.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by SunTrust via Glam Media

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of SunTrust.




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