Here’s an interesting question. What is one of the longest, if not the longest, relationships a person will experience in their life?

Here’s a hint – it’s not a marriage. In fact, it may not even be friendship.

It’s a person’s relationship with their bank, and primarily, their checking account. It’s true! Just think of the longest relationships and biggest life needs and you’ll be amazed. The average length of car ownership? Eight years. Homeownership? A little better, but only 13 years.

A marriage last longer, right? Nope! Most last eight years on average. Friendships are the closest to the truth at 17 years but still not quite as long as a person’s relationship with their checking account and bank. That comes in at almost 18 years!


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