Citigroup Rate Increase
The Financial Times Reported yesterday the following news about CitiBank:
Citigroup has sharply increased interest rates on up to 15m US credit card accounts just months before curbs on such rises come into effect, in a move that could fuel political anger at the treatment of consumers by bailed-out banks.
People close to the situation said that Citi, which is about to cede a 34 per cent stake to the US government as part of its latest rescue, had upped rates on between 13m and 15m credit cards it co-brands with retailers such as Sears.
If you carry a Citibank credit card, make sure to watch your statements! If you are one of the 13 million that got a rate increase, you should check into moving your balance to another credit card company for lower rates.
Doing this could save you $100s a year in interest costs.
Wayland Water Supply
Today is the 12th straight day with at least a trace of rain in Boston. It's also the 24th day with at least a trace of rain since June 1. And we have now been a full month without a day in Boston with more than 50% sunshine.
Yet, the Town of Wayland needs to remind homeowners that there is a Manadatory Water Conservation in effect with this sign. You can find this along Route 20 in Wayland.
According to their website:
Pursuant to Chapter 190 of the Town of Wayland By-Laws, the Board of Water Commissioners have declared a State of Water Supply Conservation and have restricted the use of outdoor watering to odd/even day outdoor watering and have further restricted the use of underground sprinklers only between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
You can get the latest weather on Wayland on the National Weather Service website, or on Google.com.
Download the PDF document describing the Town of Wayland water conservation.