How to Create an Employee Onboarding Program

December 01, 2023 by First Federal Bank

You’ve already spent time and effort hiring the right candidate, so make sure you don’t drop the ball when you get them plugged into your staff. An effective onboarding process will ensure any new hires will be able to seamlessly graft into the workplace.Begin well before they arriveBegin the onboarding process 1-2 weeks before their first day...

Using a CD to Teach Your Children About Finances

November 29, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Introducing your child to the world of finance should start at a young age and adapt in complexity as they grow. When the lesson of the day (or year) is all about saving and investing, consider using a certificate of deposit (CD) as a teaching tool. A CD will illustrate to your eager student how saving a portion of their allowance or earnings can...

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education, Family

Should You Work with a Health and Wellness Coach?

November 27, 2023 by First Federal Bank
Whether you need help with losing a few pounds or you’d like guidance when quitting a bad habit, a health and wellness coach can provide the support you need to succeed. Here’s what you should know before seeking a health and wellness coach:   What is health coaching?   Coaching isn’t just for athletes. A health coach can help you...

Topics: Lifestyle

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

November 27, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest. If something like this is changing in your own life, you may be considering buying or selling a house. That’s because through all these life-altering events,...

Topics: Mortgages / Home Equity

Best Practices for Managing Your Business's Social Media Accounts

November 24, 2023 by First Federal Bank
For better or for worse, your company’s social media posts can draw a lot of attention. However, a few smart practices can keep your brand looking good in the public eye. Here’s a look at what you should — and shouldn’t — do to maintain a healthy social media presence for your business:   Do include a call-to-action   Whether you’re...

Topics: Small Business

Will You Need a Part-Time Job When You Retire?

November 22, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Even when you’ve reached retirement age, your working years won’t necessarily come to an end. In some cases, you may need — or want — to find a part-time job after you’ve officially retired. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you decide whether to seek out employment during your retirement:Will you have enough money to live on?This is...

The Benefits of Hiring a Photographer on your Family Trip

November 20, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Family trips are a fundamental source of making memories. But, with everything going on, it’s easy to miss so much! When you take on the role of family photographer, you’re always behind the scenes. You’re more of a witness than an active participant. Step out from behind the camera and let a professional photographer capture your next family trip...

Topics: Family

The Dos and Don'ts of Customer Retention

November 17, 2023 by First Federal Bank

A healthy business must have a thriving customer base that provides stability as a major revenue driver. In fact, Harvard Business Review found it’s easier and less costly to retain existing customers who already know your brand and your products or services than to acquire new customers. To have an effective customer retention approach, though,...

Topics: Small Business

How Online Banking Can Help You Budget Better

November 15, 2023 by First Federal Bank

With easy-to-access data, convenient automatic transfers, and a variety of ways to organize your money, online banking can revolutionize the way you budget. Here’s a look at a few easy tips to help you budget better with the power of technology:Set up sub-accountsEven if you’re putting money away in a savings account, it can be difficult to...

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education

How to Combat Neck Pain and Stiffness

November 13, 2023 by First Federal Bank
If you ever experience pain and stiffness in your neck, you’re not alone. This problem affects millions of people on a regular basis, disrupting sleep and making everyday activities more difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to alleviate your neck issues and prevent them from occurring.   Symptoms and causes   ...

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