I went online to make sure my individual checking account transferred the money to my joint account. It did. I then noticed that the balance available seemed off.

My credit card payment was going to be sent tomorrow, so I check my pending bill payments and it didn’t show up. Alarmed, I went into the bill pay system to check it out and sure enough it was there. Why is Wachovia hiding an upcoming withdrawal? It’s like the bank is setting up people to fail.


I really appreciate how ING Direct’s Electric Orange account shows you upcoming bill when you select your account. It helps me keep track of my balances. Ok, that’s it for my little vent. How do you feel about your bank’s online system? Is it easy to use? Is it accurate and/or helpful?

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