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Subject:  Re: opinions requested Date:  12/20/2002  8:14 AM
Author:  Trini209 Number:  8235 of 19741

You still should keep an account in a local bank, I think. Keep enough money in it to avoid fees. Having an account locally allows us to get free notarization at any time the bank's open. Also, I have ready access to household cash - even though I charge almost all purchases, I still need a little $$$ on hand.

Also, I can get certified and/or bank checks at the local bank. These are unobtainable from the discount brokerage we use for most of our assets.

Try to find a bank tha