October 1, 2008 7:14 AM

Banking savvy that will help you sleep

Bank failures! Stock market plunges! Mega-bailouts! The news is enough to make the financially challenged wonder if it might be time to stash cash under the mattress. Consumers such as Schwam who are trying to decide whether to leave deposits in a shaky bank or shop for a new one can take two steps to avoid problems, said Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial.

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