Benefits of Investing

August 02, 2021 by First Federal Bank

You work hard for your money — now it’s time to make your money work for you. When you invest, you have the chance to build wealth and diversify your streams of income. Here’s a look at what investing can do for you:

Topics: Saving Money, Investing

What Is a Certificate of Deposit Account?

July 30, 2021 by First Federal Bank

In the world of investments, certificates of deposit (CDs) occupy a middle ground. They provide you with a guaranteed interest rate in return for keeping a specific amount of money in an account for a set period of time. CD accounts typically offer better interest rates than traditional savings accounts, and are a less volatile option than...

Topics: Saving Money, Investing

Bringing Remote Associates Back to the Office

July 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The pandemic isn’t over yet, but the widespread rollout of vaccines and loosening of state restrictions means things are returning to normal. If your business adjusted to the challenges of the past several months by allowing employees to work from home, it may be time to consider bringing your team back together in the office. 

Topics: Trending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, COVID-19

Teaching Your Kids the Basics of Finances

July 26, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Learning how to handle, where to invest, and what not to do with money are skills everyone needs to be successful in life. The earlier kids are introduced to smart money-management practices, the better prepared they’ll be to handle their finances when they leave the nest. Teaching your kids how to protect their money is a lesson with unlimited...

Topics: Saving Money, Financial Education, Kids

Is a Construction to Permanent VA Loan Right for You?

July 23, 2021 by Wendy Hilton

A VA loan is one issued by private lenders and backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It can help U.S. active duty service members, veterans, and widowed military spouses buy a home. VA loans are popular, because they offer a no down payment option and do not require mortgage insurance. They can be easier to obtain than a...

Topics: Trending, Personal Lending, Home Owners, Family, Veterans

Tax Breaks You Might Have Overlooked

July 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Every year, American citizens perform their civic duty by writing a check for their taxes. While the process of filing taxes can be a challenge, the real stress comes when you find out how much of your hard-earned money needs to be sent to Uncle Sam. Before you finalize your next round of taxes, be sure to keep these easily overlooked tax...

Topics: Taxes

Signs An Employee is Preparing to Leave

July 21, 2021 by First Federal Bank

You’ve put a lot of work into making sure you have the right team for your business. However, your employees might leave to pursue better opportunities or move to new places. Here are some signs an employee might be ready to quit, so you can be prepared:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Beyond Breakfast: 2 Creative Egg Recipes

July 19, 2021 by First Federal Bank

When was the last time you ate eggs for a meal other than breakfast — that wasn’t egg salad or deviled eggs? Chances are you haven’t explored the humble egg to its full culinary potential and have relegated it to mere omelets and scrambles. Revive your love of eggs by trying these two iconic egg dishes from other continents:

Topics: Healthy Living

Understanding Social Media Algorithms

July 16, 2021 by Courtney Blackburn

When it comes to marketing your company in this day and age, social media can be a valuable way to reach your customers. Unfortunately, too many small business posts and pages languish ignored on major platforms. While many factors can impact success, it helps to understand the algorithms that social media platforms use to prioritize some posts...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Tips for Fixing Your Sleep Schedule

July 14, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Getting enough sleep is integral to living a happy, healthy life. When you rest, your mind and body get a chance to recover and recharge for the next day. Whether you’ve found yourself staying up a bit too late, or you recently changed work schedules, there are many ways to get your sleep schedule back on track:

Topics: Healthy Living

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