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Old 07-19-2005, 07:08 AM   #1
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Another 5% CD in a Florida Credit Union (3 Year)

Community First Credit Union of Florida has a 5% CD that expired Tomorrow. THey are pretty friendly and with beneficiaries are insured to (in my Case) $600k.

Not too bad.

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Re: Another 5% CD in a Florida Credit Union (3 Year)
Old 07-19-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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SWR,

Regarding the insurance w/ benes: how are the accounts titled? Thanks.

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Re: Another 5% CD in a Florida Credit Union (3 Year)
Old 07-20-2005, 06:17 AM   #3
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SWR,

Regarding the insurance w/ benes: how are the accounts titled? Thanks.

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Joint in my wife's and my name + direct family as beneficiaries. This is not a problem as our will reads the same.

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Old 07-20-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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SWR,

I am still confused. I know the key is the beneficiaries, but how exactly did you get passed the FDIC limit? I understand that both you and your spouse can get up to 200K FDIC insurance, but how did adding the beneficiaries increase the amount? Thanks.

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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LL,
CUs are insured by NCUA (the equivalence of FDIC). For example, if you have a number of CDs that = $400k and add 3 POD (pay on death) beneficiaries, this will insure your assets upto $100k x 4 ($400k). If the CU institution goes bankrupt then the primary owner (you) will get back the $400k. If primary owner (you) dies before the CDs matures then the beneficiaries will receive assets. I don't know how this conflicts with existing wills, living trusts etc..
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Thank you for explaining that to me. I appreciate it.

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LL,

I neglected to mention that I do it this way because I am single. If you are married, I believe a couple can get upto either 300k or 400k by dividing your assets as follows

husband 100K
wife 100k
joint account 100k

I'm not sure about this but if a joint account has a primary owner, you might be able to get 2 joint accounts.
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I am still confused. I know the key is the beneficiaries, but how exactly did you get passed the FDIC limit? I understand that both you and your spouse can get up to 200K FDIC insurance, but how did adding the beneficiaries increase the amount? Thanks.

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NCUA NOT FDIC.....

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