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Safe Deposit Boxes – How safe are they?

 A safe deposit box is a metal box, usually housed in a private area in a bank. There are two locks on each box. When you rent a safe deposit box, you receive one or two keys to one of the locks The bank keeps the key to the second. The keys to both locks are… Read More

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Check out this article  by Al Benelli about so-called financial advisors and “free meal” seminars: Excerpt: “For years I have been warning consumers about the dangers of attending “free-meal” financial seminars. Local, state and federal regulators across the insurance and securities industries have conducted hundreds of investigations into these “selling events.” ABC’s Nightline even did… Read More

Franklin County PA Man Concerned For His Life

Since I grew up in Franklin County (Mont Alto, if you must know) this news about a possible murder mystery with a trusts and estates twist caught my eye. “A hand-written 2001 codicil to Don Berkebile’s last will and testament, coupled with a note to a Public Opinion reporter two years later, indicates the elderly… Read More

How much do you REALLY know about the FDIC?

Jane Herron has published these three excerpts about the workings of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – a subject that should be near and dear to everyone’s hearts in view of the current financial crisis: Click here:        Part 1        Part 2      Part 3 The material is taken from the FDIC’s website.  Click here for the complete publication.