Opening the new year, we print some names, addresses and phone numbers that may be useful in your money management picture:
-The weekly publication, "100 Highest Yields," which I recommend, offers a trial subscription of eight issues for $29. Address is P.O. Box 088888, North Palm Beach, Fla., 33408. All yields quoted are from federally insured institutions, but do your own checking before depositing money.-To determine the value (if any) of old and maybe worthless stock and bond certificates, write R.M. Smythe & Co. Inc., 26 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10004. The fee is $35 per company that is to be researched. Along with your check, send a copy of the certificate and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
-Results have been mixed from writing to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for the condition of individual savings and loans. Some people received detailed financial statements, others routine replies. Give it a try at 1700 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20552.
Here are a few titles of top business books now available: "Breaking the Bank: The Decline of BankAmerica" by Gary Hector; "Day of Reckoning: Consequences of American Economic Policy under Reagan and After" by Benjamin M. Friedman; "The Predators' Ball: Junk Bond Raiders and the Man who Staked Them" by Connie Bruck.
Here are six mutual funds that starred since Black Monday, period Oct. 22, 1987-Sept. 15, 1988: Merrill Lynch Phoenix, Princeton, N.J.; Mutual Shares, New York City; F.P.A. Paramount, Los Angeles; Franklin Equity, San Mateo, Calif.; Acorn Fund, Chicago; Windsor Fund, Valley Forge, Pa. (Data from Fortune)