5 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

May 29, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Let Dad know how special he is by giving him a DIY gift this Father’s Day. There are a wide variety of presents you can make, so no matter your dad’s style or preferences, you can create a meaningful moment for him.

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Your Online Financial Profile Got Hacked — Now What?

May 27, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Few things can bring on a sense of panic and confusion quicker than realizing that your financial information has been compromised. Whether you find yourself unable to access your financial institution’s online app because the password has changed, notice fraudulent charges made to your credit card, or are suddenly missing money from your...

Topics: Personal Banking, Technology

First Federal Bank Moves to Larger Jacksonville Office

May 26, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Jacksonville, FL - First Federal Bank Residential Lending Division has moved to a bigger, newly remodeled office to accommodate their growth. Located near St. John’s Town Center, First Federal Bank purchased the 28,644 square foot building to house several departments of the Residential Lending Division, as well as warehouse commercial lending...

Topics: Company News, Mortgage Lending

Do You Need a Dress Code?

May 25, 2020 by First Federal Bank

When building a company, there are a myriad of factors to consider — including how your employees appear to customers. To give your business a more professional appearance, consider instituting a dress code to provide a set of guidelines to help your employees decide on appropriate workplace attire. Here are a few factors to help you decide if...

Topics: Small Business

What is a Durable Power Of Attorney?

May 22, 2020 by First Federal Bank

A durable power of attorney is a powerful and important tool for estate planning. It is, however, only one of four main types of powers of attorney. Before exploring what makes the durable power of attorney unique, it’s important to understand the other options.

Topics: Personal Banking

Changing Your Investment Strategy as You Age

May 20, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’ve recently graduated from college or are winding down from a long career, it’s important to choose the proper investment strategy for your age. With the right approach, you can put your money to work effectively and enjoy greater peace of mind as you draw near to retirement.

Topics: Investing

What You Should Know About Setting Up Beneficiaries for Your Accounts

May 18, 2020 by First Federal Bank

No matter the state of your finances, it’s important to think about what will happen to your accounts if you pass away unexpectedly. After all, this could have a major impact on the well-being of your family. One of the things you can do to help secure their future is to set up beneficiaries.

Topics: Personal Banking

We are #LocalStrong

May 15, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In early April, First Federal was challenged by another financial institution to help stimulate our local economies. Each FF employee was given $25 by the bank and challenged to spend with a local small business or non-profit, or pay it forward to an essential worker. We were so inspired by our generous and creative employees! 

Topics: Small Business, Community, Think Local

The Importance of Separating Spending and Savings Accounts

May 13, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re great at managing your money or find it challenging, there is an easy way to accelerate your savings goals while staying on top of routine expenses - establish two different accounts for your spending and savings.

Topics: Personal Banking

Tips to Keep Your Financial Records Well-Organized

May 08, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Keeping your financial records well-organized is important for more than fulfilling regulations or legal requirements. It also helps you better understand your business, now and in the future. Without a proper record-keeping system, it can be easy to lose track of important business details. Give your small business a better chance to survive...

Topics: Small Business