TN_INVEST wrote:What has your banker advised?
Perhaps the CDARS program would work?
My banker said we are one of the safest banks in the country. I take lightly after everything that happened in 2008. One lesson from the financial crisis you never know how safe a back is until crisis hits where it really gets tested.
Did he give advice, or did he just tell you they were a safe bank?
If you have a good banking relationship, he ought to be able to work with you on a few things. I know the private bankers around here will do that. CDARs is often one of the approaches. It's not always advertised, and not everybody at the bank knows it exists (your bank might not even offer it).