Fall TV Premieres to Add to Your Watch List

August 15, 2022 by First Federal Bank

From cable and premium channels to streaming, there is an endless amount of entertainment to consume on television. Here are some highlights for the fall TV season that you might want to add to your watch list:

Topics: Lifestyle

Get the Biggest Tax Benefit from Charitable Giving and Donations

August 12, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Looking to reduce your tax burden and do some good for your local community? In addition to demonstrating your company’s commitment to giving back, charitable donations provide a wealth of opportunities for tax savings. Here’s how to get the most bang for your buck while making the world a better place:

Topics: Small Business, Financial Education

First Federal Bank Expands Services and Welcomes Jennifer Mulligan

August 10, 2022 by First Federal Bank

First Federal Bank announces commercial lending services are expanding to the Tampa market, to complement the existing mortgage offering.   Jennifer Mulligan has joined the First Federal team as the Commercial Market Manager and will locally serve her hometown of Tampa Bay.

Topics: First Federal News

Should You Use a Home Equity Loan to Buy a Car?

August 10, 2022 by First Federal Bank

If you find yourself in need of a vehicle — but can’t secure an auto loan with favorable terms — you may be tempted to take out a home equity loan to fund your purchase. Like every financial decision, this choice can come with drawbacks that need to be considered. Here’s a look at what you need to know before you borrow against the value of your...

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education

4 Martial Arts to Consider Trying

August 08, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Looking to add some spice into your weekly exercise routine? Training martial arts isn’t just a fantastic way to get into better shape — you’ll learn self-discipline, self-defense, and self-respect. In mastering these and other popular systems and styles, you’ll come away feeling more confident and complete.

Topics: Lifestyle

Accrual Accounting vs. Cash Basis Accounting

August 05, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re doing your own accounting or placing it in the hands of a professional, knowing the differences between accrual accounting and cash basis accounting is key for keeping the books in a way that benefits your business.

Topics: Small Business

How to Open a Brokerage Account for a Child

August 03, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Teaching your kids about finances and smart money moves are invaluable lessons. These lessons can start at a young age with piggy banks and coins, grow with an age-appropriate allowance and tips on how to save and spend, and even include adult-level money management like investments. Under your supervision, you can introduce your child to the...

Topics: Financial Education, Family

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Vacation

August 01, 2022 by First Federal Bank

If you are ready to get away from the daily grind and recharge on a vacation, you know planning ahead is key, especially if you’re working with a limited budget. Here are a few tips to help you save money for your next vacation:

Topics: Financial Education, Family, Lifestyle

What Is a Routing Number and Where is it Found?

July 29, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Every time you perform a financial transaction that involves your checking or savings account, you must provide a routing number and an account number. Both of these are mandatory in order for the operation to occur. To help you understand how these transactions work, here’s an explanation of what a routing number is and how it’s used.

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education

Ways To Organize Your Financial Accounts and Bills Online

July 27, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Want to get yourself on the path to financial stability and independence? Organization is the key. Getting your finances in order isn’t just smart — it’s easy to do thanks to a wide range of convenient online tools at your disposal.

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education

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