5 Things You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet

March 24, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Although you need to carry important items in your wallet for daily life, like a credit card and your ID, there are a few items better left at home. Now is the time to review the contents of your wallet and make sure the following things are concealed:

Topics: Financial Education

Mobile Banking Alerts You Should Activate

March 22, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Your mobile banking app can be one of the most useful tools at your disposal in your quest for full financial health. And while you might make use of your app by checking activity and moving money around, you may not be using its full potential. By activating certain mobile banking alerts, you’ll have greater insight into how your money is working...

Safety Deposit

March 22, 2023 by First Federal Bank


Topics: Financial Education

How to Prep Your Home Before a Long-Term Trip

March 20, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Embarking on an extended getaway can be exciting. It can be overwhelming, too, especially when you need to be away from your home and personal property for a long time. You want to make sure your home is secure before you leave so you can concentrate on new experiences. If you are headed out on a long-term trip, use these tips to prep your home...

Topics: Lifestyle, Homeowners

Understanding the Section 179 Deduction

March 17, 2023 by First Federal Bank

The Section 179 tax deduction is an important tool for small businesses. Instead of buying eligible business equipment and spreading out tax deductions for it over a period of years based on depreciation, business owners can use Section 179 to write off the full value of that purchase for the current year’s taxes. When used properly, this...

Topics: Small Business

The Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

March 15, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to the way companies integrate social, environmental, and economic concerns into their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. A commitment to CSR can include: 

Topics: Financial Education

Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain

March 13, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Adding live plants to your home’s décor will update any space. With so many houseplants to choose from, you can undoubtedly find ones to complement your style, inject a pop of color for a design refresh, and create a welcoming atmosphere for your family members and guests. If you’re ready to add some green and life into your home but don’t want to...

Topics: Lifestyle

Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now?

March 10, 2023 by First Federal Bank


Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

Borrowing from Your IRA

March 08, 2023 by First Federal Bank

When you’re building for retirement, an IRA is one of the best assets you can have in your portfolio. But can it help if you need money now? Taking money out of your IRA before retirement is possible, but it’s best you know what to expect before seriously considering it as an option.

Topics: Retirement, Financial Education

Healthy Habits to Lower Blood Pressure

March 06, 2023 by First Federal Bank

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and even cognitive decline. It’s often called the, “silent killer” because heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hypertension, medication may be necessary to...

Topics: Lifestyle

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