Debt Junkies, Have A Cup Of Instant Money!

This curious 1960’s ad for a Bank of America personal loan portrays needy borrowers as jerky junkies twitching for a fix. Thankfully, BofA has a storehouse of jars of “instant” money (that operate suspiciously like a cup of cappuccino) that is the balm for your frayed nerves.


ANNOUNCER: Do you have “money jitters?” Ask the obliging Bank of America for a jar of soothing instant money. M – O – N – E – Y, in the form of a convenient personal loan, available now at Bank of America.


What they don’t show you is that the guy is “crashing” after his last hit of “instant money” ran and that eventually he will end up losing all his collateral, his stereo, and his shoes get his next fix…

(Thanks to Jonathan!)


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  1. Blueskylaw says:

    Amadeo Giannini is rolling in his grave.

  2. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    Money, like oxygen and sex, are only really important if you don’t have any.

  3. Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

    Yup, they used to make loans to generate income. Now they just skim money out of customers’ accounts and hope they don’t notice!

  4. inelegy says:

    Don Draper’s done better work . . .

  5. AllanG54 says:

    I wonder, after he swallowed that cup of instant money, what came out of his other end?