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Old 09-26-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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I found this really succint with a prime example of WaMu's unfathomable recklessness.

Why WaMu failed | L.A. Land | Los Angeles Times
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Good article; thanks for sharing!

Here's another good one, from one of my favorite sites about the housing bubble, especially as it relates to California:

Washington Mutual Failure and Collapse: WaMu Largest Savings and Loan Failure in U.S. History. The Rise and Fall of Washington Mutual. » Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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Wow!!! Now that, folks, is criminal.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I found this really succint with a prime example of WaMu's unfathomable recklessness.

Why WaMu failed | L.A. Land | Los Angeles Times
Thanks for sharing the link to that article--very enlightening. For a minute, I was beginning to think that those free checking accounts with free checks for life did them in! I was a longtime WaMu customer before I closed my accounts a year ago and joined a local credit union. By the way, here's the link to my credit union's website, for anyone interested:

http://www.kinecta.org


They're one of the larger credit unions in SoCal, with about 25 branches stretching from Goleta to Irvine. I REALLY like them!
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