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Including Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, Clearwater, Lakeland, Saint Petersburg, Brandon, Venice, Largo, Winter Haven, and 90 other towns.

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Since you live in Tampa, you're never far away from a refreshing sea breeze and the excitement of the ocean. You can head to nearby Clearwater to enjoy some of the country's highest-ranked white sand beaches or take the Howard Frankland Bridge to visit St. Pete Beach. Even better, head down to Curtis Hixon Park to enjoy a concert, festival or other special event on the banks of the beautiful Hillsborough River.

Tampa residents love their sports! Cheer on the home team at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Tampa Bay Lightning game, or root for the Tampa Bay Rays as they complete a competitive American League schedule. Between Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, the Lowry Park Zoo, and other attractions, there's no shortage of entertainment options in the Tampa Bay area.

In addition to choosing from plenty of things to do, Tampa residents can also choose from a variety of attractive banking options. The greater Tampa Bay area is home to approximately 1,630 branches of nearly 45 credit unions and 115 banks. 43 banks and 31 credit unions, including Raymond James Bank, MidFlorida Credit Union and SunCoast Credit Union, also choose to headquarter their organizations in Tampa Bay. Citizens Bank and Trust holds the record as the oldest active bank in Tampa Bay. This organization has been serving customers since 1920. When you find an excellent financial institution that meets your needs, you can spend more time soaking up the Florida sun and less time on the phone or in line at your bank!

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Navy Federal Increases 2-Year IRA CD Rates
Navy Federal Credit Union made an unusual rate increase this week. Its 2-year IRA certificate rates increased 20 bps. The new 2-year IRA certificate rates: 1.76% APY minimum $1,000 1.80%
Amtrust Bank’s CD Specials In South Florida
AmTrust Bank’s ad in today’s Miami Herald 1.41% APY 12-month CD 1.51% APY 24-month CD $500 minimum Small print: Get these great rates when you enroll in NYCB Elite, link
$150 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus - Select Cities
If you missed the previous $250 bonus and you live in an eligible city, you may want to give this a try. To get a $150 bonus, open an Everyday
Navy Fed Ends a Backdoor Way To Qualify for Membership
Last December I reported on a little-known way to qualify for Navy Federal Credit Union (Navy Fed) membership. This backdoor to Navy Fed membership has been closed. The backdoor involved
Wells Fargo Long Term 3.00% Callable Step-Up CD Via TD Ameritrade
I frequently get notices of new issue callable CDs from TD Ameritrade. This one looks like a rate leader. My calculations indicate the blended rate over the entire term is
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