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FDIC Consumer News - Spring 1997

Important Update: Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

The FDIC deposit insurance rules have undergone a series of changes starting in the fall of 2008. As a result, certain previously published information related to FDIC insurance coverage may not reflect the current rules. For details about the changes, visit Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage. For more information about FDIC insurance, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/index.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). For the hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-925-4618.

Planning: Saving for Your Golden Years

Tips for achieving your retirement goals, plus a "To-Do" list of retirement strategies.

Government Help for your
Golden Years

Useful Government resources for retirees.

The Key to Using Safe Deposit Boxes

If you think there isn't much to using a safe deposit box beyond putting keys in locks, you're in for a surprise...

More Help

Names and addresses of Government Regulatory Agencies that can help.


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FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Ricki Helfer, Chairman
Robert M. Garsson, Jr., Director, Office of Corporate Communications
Elizabeth Ford, Assistant Director, Office of Corporate Communications
Jay Rosenstein, Senior Writer-Editor
Tommy Ballard, Print and HTML Graphic Design and Illustration

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