Florida Gateway College Names Building after Quinn & Keith Leibfried

May 03, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Lake City, Florida 

Florida Gateway College’s newest building will be named the Quinn & Keith Leibfried STEM Building by the locally headquartered First Federal Bank. Construction began on the college’s new STEM building in March of 2021. When finished, it will host numerous classrooms; chemistry, microbiology, physics, and botany labs; faculty...

Topics: Community

Making the Most of Your Staycation

May 02, 2022 by First Federal Bank

If you want to take a break without leaving your local area, a staycation is a great way to kick back and relax. Here are some helpful tips for making the most of your staycation for maximum enjoyment:

Topics: Saving Money, Family, Travel

3 Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

April 29, 2022 by First Federal Bank

This Mother’s Day, if you’re looking for something as unique as your mom, consider these gift suggestions to brighten her day:

Topics: Family

Should Your Business Hire a Social Media Manager?

April 27, 2022 by First Federal Bank

For many small businesses, properly administered social media is no longer an optional extra — it’s a must-have for effective marketing. However, every business is different, so it’s important to weigh your specific needs as you decide whether it’s time to hire a social media manager.

Topics: Small Business

What Is Car Sharing and How Does It Work?

April 25, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Car sharing is an increasingly popular means of getting around. But even as it becomes more widespread, you may be wondering what it is, how it works, and how it stacks up to other forms of transportation. Is it green? Can it save you money? As with most things, the answers depend on a lot of factors. Still, one thing is clear: car sharing is here...

Topics: Vehicles

Body-Weight Exercises to Build Your Strength

April 22, 2022 by First Federal Bank

You don’t have to have a gym membership or even a set of dumbbells to get a good workout in. With body-weight exercises, you’ll have everything you need to get a satisfying, strengthening workout from the comfort of your own home.

Topics: Healthy Living

How to Reduce Recruitment and Hiring Costs (Without Losing Applicants)

April 20, 2022 by First Federal Bank

When you’re looking to hire employees, the process of recruitment can be quite daunting. According to career website Glassdoor, it costs $4,000 to recruit a new employee in the U.S., on average. Here are some effective ways to reduce hiring and recruitment costs while still getting high-quality applicants:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Common Myths and Misconceptions About Investing

April 18, 2022 by First Federal Bank

It’s some of the most common financial advice — if you want to grow your savings, invest. However, getting started with investing can be a daunting task, especially with so many myths surrounding the topic. We’re here to clear the air and address some common misconceptions about investing.

Topics: Investing, Financial Education

Should Your Spend Your Retirement Savings?

April 15, 2022 by First Federal Bank

If you’ve amassed significant savings for your retirement, it’s important to think about what you’ll do with the money. Would you prefer to spend it on yourself, give it away, or hang on to it and leave an inheritance for your children or other loved ones? Your answer will depend on a wide variety of factors, of course, but here are some points to...

Topics: Saving Money, Retirement, Financial Education

How to Make Your Home Wi-Fi Network More Secure

April 13, 2022 by First Federal Bank

The safest place to do your online banking is at home over a secure Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, many private internet connections are not actually that private — including yours. Your internet security may be vulnerable to hackers and thieves. To ensure your online banking is secure, follow these suggestions to bolster your Wi-Fi’s defenses:

Topics: Online Banking, Fraud Alerts/Scams, Technology

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