Does anyone else remember that 'Bank Dividend' card in Monopoly? Turns out they are a real thing! I checked my bank account on a whim this morning, sort of a 'maybe there will have been a small miracle and I will have more than 25c' sort of a thing, and there was, and I did!
There was an unexpected $40, and when I looked at the reference it said "BANK DIVIDEND" and so I called the bank and they were all "Oh, that's just the dividend from your shares."
That's right, people, my shares have matured.
I had completely forgotten that I had shares. I used to work for a bank, and last year instead of a Christmas bonus they gave us shares and we all said 'oh poo' and forgot about it. And now they have given me money! Invest, fuckers! Investments = surprise money.
I wonder how many shares I have? I wonder how often they mature? I should maybe learn about the sharemarket.
Nothing else exciting has happened today except that I bought a new notebook.