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FDIC Consumer News

Summer 2013

FDIC Consumer News - Summer 2013

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    Jay Rosenstein, Editor
    FDIC Consumer News
    550 17th Street, NW
    Room 7100
    Washington, DC 20429

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FDIC Consumer News is produced quarterly by the FDIC Office of Communications in cooperation with other Divisions and Offices. It is intended to present information in a nontechnical way and is not intended to be a legal interpretation of FDIC or other government regulations and policies. Due to periodic changes in statutes and agency rules, always check the FDIC Web site — — for up-to-date information. Mention of a product, service or company does not constitute an endorsement.

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Financial Tips for Seniors

15 Quick Tips for Protecting Your Finances

How Older Adults Can Steer Clear of Scam Artists

Borrowing From Your Home in Retirement? Carefully Research the Benefits and Risks

Tips for Seniors Wanting to Help Relatives

Key Facts About Your FDIC Insurance

For More Help or Information for Seniors and Families

Also Inside:

Don't Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams

New Protections for Consumers Sending Money Abroad

The Comeback of the Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

Health Savings Accounts: One Way Some Consumers Can Prepare for Medical Bills

Struggling With a Student Loan? Ask Your Lender for Help

Updates and Reminders


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Printable Versions

Summer 2013 - Color PDF 2.05 MB (PDF Help)
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FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Martin J. Gruenberg

Andrew Gray
Deputy to the Chairman for Communications

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director, Office of Communications (OCOM)

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OCOM

Mitchell Crawley
Graphic Design


Last Updated 9/2/2014

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