Paying for Digital Advertising

March 16, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In 2020, digital advertising is a multi-billion-dollar industry where you have to spend money to get the exposure you need.

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Marketing

Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money

March 14, 2020 by First Federal Bank

In the 21st century, digital technology offers many new ways to save money that extend beyond the usual store sales and coupon-clipping. Numerous apps now let you pinch pennies on your terms from the convenience of your palm. Tap into these deal-filled apps to get the best price when shopping.

Topics: Saving Money, Technology, Budgeting

Investing for Life's Milestones

March 13, 2020 by First Federal Bank

No matter what your plans are for your life, you don’t want money to get in the way of achieving your goals. Consider investing your money during each stage of your life to make your aspirations more attainable.

Topics: Saving Money, Investing, Financial Education

The Pros and Cons of Selling Part of Your Business

March 11, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Under certain circumstances, bringing a new equity partner into your business can be a wise choice that leads to growth and continued upward momentum.

Topics: Small Business

A HELOC Is a Flexible Way to Benefit from the Equity in Your Home

March 09, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Sixty-five percent of Americans are homeowners. For many, their most valuable financial asset is their home. If you are among them, there may come a time when you need access to the equity you have built up in your home. A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) could be just the answer.

Topics: Mortgage Lending, Home Owners

Building Company Loyalty To Decrease Turnover

March 06, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Your hard-working employees are instrumental in your business’s present profitability and future growth, so it is imperative to establish a company culture that makes your employees want to work for you for many years.

Topics: Small Business

How Contactless Credit Cards Work

March 04, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Contactless credit cards, also known as tap-to-pay cards, have begun cropping up all over the country. You may have already seen compatible card readers at your local coffee shop or fast-food restaurant that feature a somewhat familiar graphic resembling that of a volume icon without the speaker, the same associated with NFC (near field...

Topics: Technology, Credit Cards

What is the Energy Tax Credit?

March 02, 2020 by First Federal Bank

If you had any work done to your home in 2019 that improves its energy efficiency, you may qualify for a residential energy efficient property credit. Consider using this federal credit to reward yourself for making greener choices.

Topics: Environment

3 Tasty and Healthy On-the-Go Snacks

February 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Following a healthy meal regimen is challenging when your family is always on the move. Sitting around the dinner table is replaced by a detour to a fast food drive-thru. While you can buy pre-made, packaged snacks to regulate your family’s nutritional intake, you can save money and avoid preservatives by making your own travel snacks. Here...

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting, Kids

4 Reasons to Maintain a Physical Check Register

February 21, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Before you drop your check register in the trash and rely on your smartphone, consider these reasons to keep the records around.

Topics: Trending, Personal Banking