So I’ve had a “secret” ING Direct account for about a year now. Every pay period, $25 magically disappears from my paycheck. I see it on my direct deposit going out into the universe but other then that, I don’t think much about it.

Being the slightly aloof person that I am, I lost my PIN to this account the second I got it. Of course, now that it is tax season, I have to do things like access my online bank statements so I had to call ING last week and answer some ridiculously thorough questions (as in no one else could have possibly answered these but me; it was kind of insane!) They sent me my reset pin number via snail mail.

It has apparently been 5-7 business days because I got the PIN today and got into my account…and holy cow, there is over $1,300 in there! (To be fair, I think I started it off with around $300 at the beginning.)

I named my account “European Vacation” and seeing that kind of money adjacent to my little dream was pretty cool. And there is something to be said for putting a little bit away every week and totally forgetting about it. As you can see, I hardly missed it!

I’m going to see if I can go without checking it for a year again… and I’ll hopefully forget again so when it comes time to do my taxes next year, I’ll be even more pleasantly surprised!

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