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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 recent 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.

Fall 2005 - A Special Guide for Seniors and Families

Fiscal Fitness for Older Americans: Stretching Your Savings and Shaping Up Your Financial Strategies

Older man pictured with a bank and money in the background

This FDIC Special Guide May Be Reprinted

The FDIC encourages financial institutions, retirement communities, government agencies, consumer groups, the media and others to help make the tips and information in this special edition of FDIC Consumer News widely available to senior citizens.

The newsletter may be reprinted in whole or in part without advance permission. In addition, the FDIC offers this special edition online in a PDF version (see below) that looks just like the printed newsletter and can easily be reproduced in any quantity. The back page of the PDF version also was intentionally left blank so that an organization could add its name, logo, a special message and/or self-mailing information.


A Message to Readers
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been publishing FDIC Consumer News quarterly since 1993 to help people protect and stretch their money. This edition is a guide for seniors and their families. Americans are living longer and spending more years in retirement than ever before. They need practical suggestions and reliable information about how to maintain financial stability and independence during the retirement years. We hope that elderly consumers — and the people who care for and about them — will find this special issue to be truly special and beneficial.

Helping Your Money Last... After Your Last Paycheck

Annuities for Retirees: What to Consider Before You Invest

Retirement Strategies for All Ages: A "To-Do" List

Avoiding Frauds that Target the Elderly

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FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Donald E. Powell

DJ Nordquist
Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and
Deputy Chief of Staff

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director,
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

Mitchell Crawley
Graphic Design

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

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Original printing done using PMS 2945 (blue) and black on 60lb. offset white paper stock.


Find current and past issues of FDIC Consumer News at www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/. Refer to this same index to locate the issues that are specially formatted for being reprinted in any quantity.

To receive an e-mail notice about each new issue of FDIC Consumer News posted on the FDIC Web site, with links to stories, follow instructions posted at www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

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.



Last Updated 3/16/2009


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