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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

When I Win the Lottery Tonight

CSB ATMWhen I win the lottery tonight I won’t be putting my money in Cambridge Savings Bank.

I’ve had an account at Cambridge Savings Bank for years but I’ll deposit my winnings into my favorite credit union – Industrial Credit Union in Boston. 

I *love* my credit union. It has one branch in the Financial District.  A real person answers the phone when you call, solves your problem, and, if need be, hand addresses an envelope to you and pops it in the mail.  ICU has low, low fees and no-fee accounts – and good interest.  In fact, I get great interest on my no-fee checking account and their online banking is super.

Cambridge Savings Bank – not so much.  I got aggravated by the fees and more fees they started charging over the years and then really aggravated when they dropped out of the SUM program. The SUM program is a cooperative effort among smaller banks.  You aren’t charged a fee if you use an ATM at a bank that belongs to the program.

But the last straw is the sign at right.  CSB closed the ATM across from my office.  Aaagh!! Battling the parking lot at the Porter Square shopping center is not an acceptable alternative to popping into the ATM before grabbing lunch at Sarah’s or Armando’s.

So when I get that really big check I’ll head on into Boston to stash my millions in Industrial Credit Union.

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