How Should Banks Treat Their Customers?

The other day, one of our regular customers was waiting for a representative to help him. He’s one of those demanding customers that comes to the platform to do basic transactions, but doesn’t bring in any new business or open new accounts. He’s also a slumlord (I’ve seen one of the buildings he owns), and […]

How To Pay Off Debt Fast

I’d like to thank you, Mr. Customer, for applying for an unsecured personal loan with our bank a year ago. Your application for $20,000 was approved and you sped through the process like Sonic The Hedgehog towards his next ill-advised gimmick game. I hope that $20,000 was put to good use and you–Why are you […]

Where To Find Payday Advances In Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska is known for a lot. The state is famous for many incredible things such as having the world’s largest porch swing, and Omaha itself is well known for incredible feats such as existing in the 21st Century and having bars. Mind blowing as these things are, Omaha can be known for its wealth […]

Stupid Entitled Customers: Why You Need A Cheap Online Brokerage Account

Conclusion “Conclusion”? Did something go wrong here? Did we miss something? Like the entire blog post, perhaps? Nope, I’m starting with the conclusion because I feel that it is just that important. You need to open up an account with TradeKing right now. Stop whatever stupid thing you’re doing and go to TradeKing immediately. Or whatever discount online broker you […]

Two Customers, Two Rounds Of Utter Stupidity

When you work in retail, you know you are going to get the occasional stupid customer. But sometimes, in retail banking, you can meet people so utterly stupid that you wonder if they ever forget to breathe. Customers can be known for their utter stupidity sometimes. Some people say “There are no stupid questions”, but […]

The Difference In Bad Customer Service: Banks Vs The Post Office

You Think Your Bank Is Giving You Bad Customer Service? A few months ago, my branch manager talked about providing quality customer service during one of our staff meetings. It was all about the importance of greeting people at the door, using their name, and inviting them back to the branch. It’s why, at my […]

YOUR 2017 Financial New Year’s Resolution: Break The American Work Tradition And Invest!

2016 has ended and 2017 has begun. Everyone and their mother is writing about their New Year’s resolutions. Eat less, exercise more, write less about New Year’s resolutions, so on and so forth. It’s a New Year’s tradition that I am going to put a slightly different spin on. Instead of writing about my resolutions, I’m going […]

The Fed Funds Rate Increase And What This Means For You

As anyone who follows the financial news is aware, the Federal Reserve announced a Fed Funds Rate increase this past month, raising the rate by 0.25%. As the economy recovers from the 2008-2009 crash, strengthening jobs numbers and GDP has convinced Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen to commit to gradual increases in the interest rates each year. […]

The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Investments: Part 2 — Bonds

So a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I began a series called “The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Investments”. Starting with my first installment about stocks, the idea was to go through the many different types of investments and give an overview of their strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, unlike […]

The Terrible Twos: Angry Retail Banker Is Two Years Old!

Remember the TV sitcom Dinosaurs? It was from the 1990s and it was about a working class dinosaur family back in the prehistoric ages. Remember the episode where Baby Sinclair (“Not the mama!”) turns two and enters the Terrible Twos, causing him to become evil? Guess what? That’s me now. Angry Retail Banker celebrates its two […]