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Old 09-18-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Federal MMF insurance ends today.

Today the Treasury's temporary money market insurance ends. Anybody worried?

money-funds-lose-a-safety-net.html: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Nope.

Now, if only interest rates on VMMXX (Vanguard Prime MM) would rise to a reasonable level again, I'd be really happy with it.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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I'm not greatly worried about Vanguard's money market funds, but I do admit that the news gives me pause and makes me consider the amount of money I have in money market funds versus FDIC insured account.

Last year when SHTF I made sure all my emergency fund was in FDIC insured accounts. The other short term savings I hold is generally earmarked for something specific (a car, a large payoff amount for student loans etc.) and doesn't sit there very long, but good to remember these accounts are not backed by the FDIC.

Although, these days, isn't everything 100% guaranteed by the government, including the value of my baseball card collection? ;-)
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Although, these days, isn't everything 100% guaranteed by the government, including the value of my baseball card collection? ;-)
My Mom threw mine out in 1969. Do you think I have a claim?
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