Now black people, tell me if I'm lying; when we see that we have accounts open with money in them, first thing we want to know is how we can get it out. It's okay to laugh. Understand that even the token black girl who works at the bank (me!!!) is the exact same way. … Continue reading #DDWID- Don’t Do What I Did: I Cashed Out My 401K From a Job I Quit and Now I Don’t Have a Penny of it.
A few years ago I was looking to make some extra money outside of my full time job. So like many people I turned to Craigslist and started going through the part time and work-from-home jobs they had available. After about a half hour, I had picked some out that seemed to be a good … Continue reading #DDWID-Don’t Do What I Did: I Didn’t Recognize a Craigslist Scam and it Ruined One of My Checking Accounts
Alright. So I mentioned in my intro that banks don't expect black people to do anything except cash a check. I mean lets keep it real. Actually lets keep it all the way funky; soon as you present that check and say, "I want to cash this, but I don't have an account here," the … Continue reading You’re Losing $168 a Year and Let Me Tell You Why
My name is Mikkila and I am going on my 5th year in banking. I guess the elephant in the room would be that I am a black woman in my late 20's in this industry that isn't set up for me. I'm sure people didn't expect me to get this far just like they … Continue reading Stop Being Surprised That I’m a Black Woman Who Knows About Money