Saturday, May 24, 2008

For Hookers, Business Owners and Busy Moms: Make Bank Deposits from Your Bedroom

The past six weeks have been more than a little hectic for me, starting back in April when Rex had his knee replacement surgery, and I find that I can never seem to get it all done. Running our small investment banking firm in New York City, making sure we participate in all of our kids' important events (making lava lamps for the science fair, digging up worms for London's living organism project), keeping my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blog up to date while preparing to launch a new self-hosted WordPress community of blogs, tidying up the house before our housekeeper comes to clean every Thursday...and when I added in trips to the hospital while Rex was there and getting him to various appointments while he recovered, paying the bills took a back seat to the things that really mattered. I missed payments on some of my credit cards, mostly because I couldn't find the time to get to the bank during business hours to make a deposit, and now I'm kicking myself over the late fees (why earn an extra $20 blogging for dollars if you miss a credit card payment and end up with a $39 late fee?).

I wish I had known about DepositNow, a new technology that lets you make bank deposits online. I could have make my deposits just like I post to my blog: in the middle of the night, using an ordinary computer. With DepositNow, I can just pass a check or money order through a scanner, and transmit it to the bank electronically, without even leaving my home, office....or bed! There's just a huge benefit to being able to make deposits online, the way I pay my bills. You don't need to go to the bank to make a deposit. The DepositNow technology will work for both my business and personal accounts and can be used with any bank account in the United States -- you don't need to change banks or open a new account.

So what's the catch? Hardly anyone knows this technology exists (it's only been possible since 2004). The other turnoff is the price of check scanners, which often cost almost five hundred smackeroos, and can't read anything except checks. So DepositNow developed their own scanner for half the price ($225) that also works as a regular scanner for documents, Roxiticus Sunset Party invitations, etc. The monthly service charge for DepositNow usually costs less than your regular cable subscription (don't get me started on Comcast!), which is well worth it if you want to be able to do all of your banking, including deposits, not just paying your bills, from the comfort and privacy of your boudoir.

Unfortunately for my blogosphere buddies Mariuca and Lady Java, the DepositNow technology does not work with banks outside the United States. But if you're here in the U.S., you can sign up for the DepositNow online deposit service and enter Roxiticus Desperate Housewives as a promo code. For every new customer who uses this code to sign up with DepositNow, Roxy gets a $25 commission and you get $25 off the price of a scanner.

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