I have left my Baltimore bank account open. I have three automatic withdrawals that happen from that account, and rather than mess with trying to pay them from Maui, I will just be transferring money into the account as needed. It’s actually kind of cool – I can just log into my Hawaiian bank account and tell it to send money to my Baltimore account, and five to ten days later, BOOM! There it is. (I have no idea why an electronic transfer takes so long, especially when I’m paying for it, but what are ya gonna do?)
This last paycheck was kind of tight because of how my various budget items came together. I was worried I wouldn’t have enough money in my Baltimore account to cover the first-of-the-month payments. It turned out just fine:
My next automatic payment isn’t until the 22nd. That means I’ll have plenty of time to get part of the next paycheck transferred. It’s like I’m some kind of high-powered business man or something!