Friday, August 15, 2008

Talk About Tightwad Bankers...

NPR featured a report earlier this week about a bank located in Tightwad, Missouri... Quite predictably, but funny nonetheless, the bank is called Tightwad Bank. Being the skeptic that I am, I had to go and look up the bank myself and it appears that Tightwad Bank is a reality (or an elaborate hoax).

A quote from the bank's website:

"Tightwad, Missouri is a village in Henry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 63 at the 2000 census. The town was so named a century ago, allegedly over an incident involving a postman, a grocer and a disputed watermelon."

Hmmm... a disputed watermelon. Really?! I would love to know the background to that one...

Actually, the quote is pretty much the entire website. It looks like those guys are so miserly that they haven't even bothered with setting up a proper site yet. However, the NPR story claimed that the bank was a real one and even featured an interview with the bank manager. Amusing.

In other news, this week's Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted by No Debt Plan and includes my post titled: Every Meeting is a Job Interview.

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