A friend of ours recently closed his last account at a bank where he had done business for 30 years. At one time he had numerous accounts totaling more than $750,000. Here's what he told us.

When I first moved to town 30 years ago, I was beginning my career at a good salary. My wife was pregnant, and we had found a house we could afford. My boss did business at First National (not its real name), which had an office just down the street.

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