I grew up in a "co-op" called Valentine Gardens in South Yonkers (NY). This affordable housing complex featured simple ways to build community - like patios where the adults got some fresh air and chatted while the kids jumped rope, played hand-ball or traded baseball cards a few steps away. Down a steep staircase was … Continue reading The Cherry Bumps Are Coming!
When we first moved to Rockland County in 1969, we became satisfied customers of Empire Trust, whose main branch was in Middletown, NY. Who knew it had already merged with Bank of New York in 1966? It took years before the Bank of New York logo appeared on their buildings and our checks. Besides, in … Continue reading Change Your Banking Behavior: Move Your ASS-ets
Banking has been confusing to me for as long as I can remember. In elementary school, my classmates and I were brought to our auditorium. I had my little green bank book and dollar bill in hand. There were 6th graders helping the Yonkers Savings Bank staff record our deposits in our bank books. I … Continue reading Follow the Money but Beware Violent Fantasies