Possible victory for the possum
It’s too soon for a routine update here. But there was a significant development yesterday I have to document:
There is this financial institution I’m pretty sure I’ve never revealed here on this thread. I’ll call it “Gold Mine FCU”, but that’s not its real name. More than two years ago I was doing a whole lot of business with GMFCU and making an absolute fortune. To be more specific, I was earning between 24% APY and 36% APY on my CD money there, tax free. Those who follow this thread will realize right away this is because GMFCU was selling me one month CDs.
After I did well over a quarter million back in 2018, GMFCU decided to shut me down. It happened abruptly just about two years ago. I was dead in the water there. Went from big money to zero in an instant.
The representative at GMFCU who collaborated with me in 2018 on every one of those CD purchases is no longer with them. The VP there who actually shut me down might be. I have no way to determine that and it’s a possible fly in the ointment.
Anyway, as I’m pretty certain I documented up thread, I never broke any rules at GMFCU or did anything wrong. Hence I was permitted to retain my membership and was not kicked out of the CU. So what did I do?
I played possum. Kept my account going but perfectly still save for the annual “keep alive” tiny funds movement. The account went dormant, and has been for two solid years since I got wiped out. That is, until yesterday:
Yesterday I telephoned them and asked if I could open a CD and pay with a credit card. The answer was “yes”. I remained calm and did not jump right in. It was uncontrollable exuberance that deep sixed me two years ago. Now I’m older and (I hope) smarter.
Today 36% APY is specifically off the table because I did that with my Discover Miles card during the first year. But 30% APY remains achievable with my Alliant Visa Signature, while 24% APY is a cinch with any number of my 2% reward cards. In fact:
It is theoretically possible that 72% APY, tax free, could be within reach. How? I did not have my Keesler Visa Signature back in 2018. But that card has consistently been coming through with a 6% reward, something I assume is an error and highly subject to correction. Nevertheless, it is fun to consider that six times twelve is, indeed, seventy-two!