7 Engaging Travel-Themed Podcasts

March 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The events of 2020 canceled many travel plans. It’s understandable if you’re eager to get out and see the world. But whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie adventurer, some expert advice can help your trip run smoothly. Here’s a handful of helpful, informative podcasts to get you ready for your next journey:

Topics: Technology, COVID-19, Family

Get the Most Out Of Small Spaces

March 20, 2021 by First Federal Bank

When you are dealing with a limited amount of square footage, whether it is a living room, bedroom, or studio apartment, you want it to feel as open, airy and spacious as possible. With the following design tips, you’ll be able to take advantage of every inch and make a small space feel much larger than it is.

Topics: Budgeting, Home Owners, Home Improvements

Business Accounting Mistakes to Watch Out For

March 19, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Tax time is stressful for every small business owner, especially if you make certain common accounting mistakes. These simple errors can lead to missed deductions, additional fines, and plenty of unnecessary stress, all of which cost you the time and energy you could be using to grow your company. From simple disorganization to overburdening...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Taxes

What Happens When You Miss Tax Deadlines?

March 17, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The beginning of each new year brings the looming stress of filing your taxes. Sorting through all the paperwork, filling out the correct forms, and making sure everything is prepared and filed on time can be a challenge. Depending on your circumstances, you may find yourself missing important tax deadlines. This can be a frightening situation,...

Topics: Taxes

How to Overcome Objections in Sales

March 15, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Many small business owners, lacking the budget for a dedicated sales team, take on the responsibility of making sales themselves. However, this can be a difficult task without specialized sales training. One of the most important skills among salespeople is the ability to handle objections — something stopping a potential client from going...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Understanding Senior Living Options

March 12, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Choosing the right place to retire can have a major impact on your life and your loved ones. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most Americans turning age 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Many turn to care facilities once they are unable to perform specific activities of daily living...

Topics: Retirement

Tips for Making Mobile Payments

March 10, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Smartphones have revolutionized how you can perform financial transactions, making it easy for you to shop, pay bills, and send money to friends from wherever you are. You can perform these transactions in a variety of ways, such as paying via web browser or app, using near-field communications (NFC) technology to tap your phone at checkout, or...

Topics: Online Banking, Credit Cards, Mobile Banking

Business Tax Tips For Procrastinators

March 08, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Every year you tell yourself you will not wait until the last minute to file your business’s tax return. Every year, though, you still find yourself scrambling to complete it. If you are ready to break the procrastinating cycle when it comes to filing your business’s tax return, implement these tips into your business plan:

Topics: Small Business, Taxes

Is a Crossover or SUV Better for You?

March 05, 2021 by First Federal Bank

It’s easy to get crossovers and SUVs confused. Some vehicles, like the Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano, are referred to as both interchangeably. U.S. News & World Report, one of the leading resources for new vehicle research, lists several crossovers on its lists of the best SUVs. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle and aren’t sure which...

Topics: Vehicles

Pros and Cons of Direct Mail Marketing

March 03, 2021 by First Federal Bank

As the owner of a small business, you want to reach as many potential customers as possible. Despite the rise of email and social media marketing, regular direct mail can still play a key role in helping you achieve this goal. However, before you start planning a direct mail marketing campaign, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

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