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Friday, August 19, 2011 - 1:51 PM
From Forbes
Wisely managing your investments includes taking advantage of all possible protections. While you may already be aware of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance for your bank-deposited funds, there are other ways to divide up your funds, lower your potential risk of loss and guarantee your money’s safety. Read on for some ways to keep your money safe that you may want to consider in a bear market.

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WhataBummerWhataBummer413 posts since
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1. Friday, August 19, 2011 - 5:24 PM
Seems like the main focus of this article was on ways to insure more than $250K in a bank. Two of the ways to go above FDIC/NCUA insurance is to rely on private insurance (either with ASI for credit unions or DIF/SIF in MA). If you don't want to depend on private deposit insurance, there's an easy way to structure deposits at one bank or credit union to federally insure at least $1.25 million. I described the method in the blog post, Maximizing Your FDIC Coverage with Beneficiaries.

The article also mentioned brokered deposits, CDARS and MMAX. The main problem with these is low rates.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
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