We were trying to get our taxes done last night and realized we didn't have a tax statement from the bank. I called and asked what interest our savings (and we actually do have money in savings) has earned. A whole $6.26. Wow. I sure am glad I put that into my savings account instead of just keeping it in my checking!
And yet, when we were looking over our house loan interest and realized that if we really took the whole 30 years to pay off our loan amount, we realized we'd pay $94,000 in interest!! That's nearly DOUBLE (ok, not quite double) our original loan amount. That's roughly $3000 in interest we're charged per year.
Man we get screwed.