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How Much Truck Do You Really Need?

July 05, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you’re shopping for a truck, you have no shortage of options available. Almost every major brand on the market sells some kind of pickup, and many automakers offer multiple trucks. The best way to narrow down your choices is to ask yourself how much truck you need.

Topics: Vehicles, Auto Lending, Personal Lending

When to Hire a Financial Planner

July 05, 2021 by First Federal Bank

No matter where you are in life, handling your personal finances can be a complicated and overwhelming task. One way to get the advice and assistance you need is to consult with a financial planner. These professionals are trained and certified to give you expert advice on how to make the most of your money. If you’re not sure whether seeking...

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Financial Education

Writing Your First Will: What You Should Know

June 30, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Writing a will may seem simple — just say who should get your property when you die — but there are several less obvious elements to it that are just as important. Though you may not be inclined to think about your mortality, taking the time to prepare a well-written will is key to ensuring the transition is as smooth as possible for your loved...

Topics: Retirement, Financial Education, Family

What is the FAFSA?

June 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If one or more of your children is getting ready to start looking at colleges, there are a ton of things to think about. Since states the average yearly cost of attendance at a public institution is more than $25,000, one of them is probably trying to figure out how to pay for it. That’s where the FAFSA, or Free Application...

Topics: Saving Money, College, Financial Education, Kids

Creating a Home Maintenance Schedule

June 25, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Just like your car or your own body, your house needs regular care to keep its condition in top shape. To help you make this a habit, here’s a helpful summary of the most common maintenance tasks every house requires. Use this guide to make a checklist for your own house’s particular needs.

Topics: Home Owners, Home Improvements

What Home Insurance Actually Covers

June 23, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Your home is a major investment, and anything that goes wrong on your property could result in extensive repair costs. You don’t want to find out when filing a claim that your policy doesn’t cover what you thought it did — and you’re stuck paying for repairs out of pocket. These are the four primary categories that most standard homeowners...

Topics: Insurance, Home Owners

New Cars Experts Love

June 21, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you’re ready to hit the open road but your vehicle can’t quite keep up, it might be time to go shopping. This model year’s cars have a lot to offer, and here are some of the most recent award winners:

Topics: Vehicles

Comparison Shopping as a Business

June 18, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Does your business need products or services from an outside provider? To get the best quality for the best price, you’ll most likely want to circulate a request for information (RFI), a request for proposal (RFP), or a request for quote (RFQ). These documents are essentially the business-world version of comparison shopping. Using them the...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

What is a Competitive Matrix?

June 16, 2021 by First Federal Bank

When you’re starting a new business, analysis is key to getting off on the right foot. That holds particularly true if you’re entering a field with established competitors and looking to make your mark. A great tool to get your business up to speed and put it in a position to compete is a competitive matrix.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

3 Unique Burger Recipes for Your Next Cookout

June 14, 2021 by First Federal Bank

On a warm summer day, nothing is more delicious than a burger cooked on your backyard barbecue grill. But that doesn’t mean the meat you use has to be beef — or meat at all. If you’re tired of only eating beef patties, prefer something healthier, or want an animal-free option, here are some unique burger ideas that are just as tasty:

Topics: Healthy Living

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