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    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the U.S. government that protects you against ...
  2. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

    Savings accounts are safe because investors' deposits are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ...
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