Turns out they won't even let me have my money unless I give them "an alternate mailing address that is not a PO Box."
I do not give out my street address. Period. I am sick and tired of folks abusing it. These folks won't even let me have my money unless I give them a street address at least 24 hours in advance of when I want to pick up my check.
I chose to close out the account. They were insisting they were required to have this unnecessary "information" because of the PATRIOT Act. E*Trade doesn't require my street address. This is crap.
I will happily no longer be doing business with Smith Barney by the beginning of next week.