Enjoying Your Patio in Cooler Months

December 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Do you love relaxing, socializing, and cooking out on your patio during the warmer months? Good news: You don’t have to settle for heading back indoors when temperatures drop and weather conditions worsen. With a few simple upgrades, you can turn your patio into a space that’s comfortable even when winds are howling, rain is pouring, or...

Topics: Home Owners, Home Improvements

FHFA Increases Conforming Loan Limit for 2022

November 30, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Every year in November, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) updates the conforming loan limit. First Federal Bank is excited to announce the limit for 2022 has been raised to $647,200, a $98,950 increase over 2021.

“First Federal Bank was anticipating an increase in the conforming loan limit for 2022,” said Paul Ottendorf, Division...

Topics: Home Owners, Residential, Loan Limit

When to Consider Switching Insurers

November 29, 2021 by First Federal Bank

While it’s important and in some cases legally necessary to have insurance, you’re by no means locked into getting your coverage from one company. The same way you can improve your situation by looking for a new job, home, or car, you can explore your options when it comes to insurance. In some situations, switching insurers is the smart play...

Topics: Insurance

4 Classic Movies to Please All Ages

November 26, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Even though Hollywood is consistently creating new films each year, it’s never a bad time to familiarize yourself — and your children — with the classics. These films are sure to please anyone watching, no matter their age:

Topics: Kids, Family

Picking Up The Pieces After Storms Damage Your Home

November 24, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Whether wind, snow, hail, or a hurricane damages your home, recovering from a storm is a complicated process. Even if the damage was minimal, figuring out how to repair the problem, receive compensation for your loss, and deal with insurance claims can be overwhelming. The following tips can help you navigate the situation:

Topics: Insurance, Home Owners

International Travel Essentials

November 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

After the past year has kept you at home, you may be itching to get out and start traveling again. Before you pack up and head abroad, it is important you gather certain critical items for your journey - especially if you've never traveled internationally before. To ensure you're prepared for surprises on your sightseeing, make sure you always...

Topics: Trending, Travel

Holiday Gifts to Teach Your Kids About Money

November 19, 2021 by First Federal Bank

It’s important you start coaching your children on the basics of financial responsibility early in their lives. Properly saving, spending, and investing money are crucial skills for all people to master — and the sooner you can teach them, the better!

Topics: Financial Education, Family

Monitoring Your Credit Report

November 17, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Your credit report holds plenty of valuable information. It can help you understand your spending habits, lend insight into your creditworthiness, and, perhaps most importantly, it can enable you to monitor your accounts for fraud. Here’s a look at a few different strategies for watching your credit report — and what you should do if you notice...

Topics: Financial Education, Credit Cards

When is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

November 15, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Once you’ve decided you’re ready to purchase your next car, you may be tempted to go to the dealership right away. However, if you wait to shop until the time is right, you may be able to save money on your purchase.

Topics: Vehicles

Showing Employees You Care This Holiday Season

November 12, 2021 by First Federal Bank

For all the stress and turmoil the holidays can bring to a business, it’s important you maintain the perspective necessary to see the forest for the trees. This time of year, it’s as essential as ever to acknowledge your employees and let them know they are essential to the success of your business.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

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