October 21st, 2011

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Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

After some searching, we found a credit union that we could join.  A check of their website tonight, to follow the account setup progress, revealed this note on the homepage: "It's your money.  You shouldn't have to pay to use it.  Our debit card is still free."

This is what credits unions should be all about.  Some of them act more like banks.  Look for the good ones.

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Putting People to Work

 [personal profile] bubbleblower had an idea for putting people to work: pay them to read or do other productive things in a public library.  I think it'd work better in a community center than a library, but the concept is intriguing.  I'm particularly pleased because it's the kind of thing that any community could decide to try as a means of combating unemployment; it wouldn't have to be a federal program.