Suggestions by the nation’s financial leaders and regulators for consumers to prepare for the Year 2000 technology problem:

-It’s unnecessary except in extreme cases to withdraw more cash for the New Year’s weekend than would be needed for most other weekends, and a mad rush will cause more trouble than the Y2K glitch itself. “The safest thing for consumers to do with their money around year end is to leave it where it is,” Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said.