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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.

Spring 2008 – Special Edition: Money Tips for All Ages
Your Finances at Different Stages of Life

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FDIC 75 years

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was created by Congress in 1933 to protect depositors and ensure the safety and soundness of the U.S. banking system. Since that time, the FDIC has remained true to its mission — to be a source of confidence and stability for the American people. In fact, because of the FDIC, no depositor has lost a single cent of insured funds as a result of a bank failure.

The FDIC is celebrating our 75th anniversary in numerous ways, including the publishing of "Money Tips for All Ages," this special edition of FDIC Consumer News. We invite you to learn more about what we do to serve and protect consumers — and what you can do to better manage your money. Start by visiting our home page at www.fdic.gov. You also can call or write the FDIC for help regarding deposit insurance and banking. See For More Help or Information on Managing Your Money for information on how to contact us.


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To request up to two free paper copies of "Money Tips for All Ages: Your Finances at Different Stages of Life," order it online from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Send your story ideas, comments, and other suggestions or questions to:

    Jay Rosenstein, Editor
    FDIC Consumer News
    550 17th Street, NW
    Room 7100
    Washington, DC 20429
    E-mail: jrosenstein@fdic.gov
    Fax: (202) 898-3870

For More Information from the FDIC

Go to www.fdic.gov or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC – that's 1-877-275-3342 – Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

FDIC Consumer News is produced quarterly by the FDIC Office of Public Affairs 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. Mention of a product, service or company does not constitute an endorsement.

This publication may be reprinted in whole or in part without permission from the FDIC. Please credit FDIC Consumer News.

For Any Age or Stage
Practical Advice for Everyone on How to Save and Manage Money

For Teens
How to Ace Your First Test Managing Real Money in the Real World

For Young Adults
What to Know Before Declaring Your Financial Independence

For Newlyweds
Starting a Household on Solid Ground Financially

At Midlife
Multi-Tasking In Your 30s, 40s or 50s

For Parents
Teaching Children the Financial Facts of Life

Before You Retire
Getting Your Finances Ready for Your Golden Years

After You Retire
Managing Your Expenses on a Fixed or Reduced Income

For Financial Caregivers
Helping Disabled or Elderly Relatives With Money Management, Even From Far Away

For Major Life Events
Ways to Cope Financially During and After a Big Change

For More Help or Information on Managing Your Money

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The FDIC encourages financial institutions, government agencies, consumer groups, educators, the media and anyone else to help make the tips and information in this special edition of FDIC Consumer News widely available to the public.

This publication may be reprinted in whole or in part without advance permission. In addition, the FDIC offers this special edition online in a PDF version (above) that looks just like the printed publication and can easily be reproduced in any quantity.

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FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Sheila C. Bair

Andrew Gray
Director, Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director, OPA

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

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Last Updated 05/13/2008