Foods to Consider (and Avoid) for Cholesterol Management

September 12, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Managing your cholesterol numbers, both LDL (referred to as, “bad cholesterol”) and HDL (“good cholesterol”), is vital to your efforts to help prevent heart disease. If you’re concerned about your cholesterol, you’re not alone.

Topics: Lifestyle

Should You Rent or Purchase When You Downsize?

September 09, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Downsizing can help retirees save money and energy they might otherwise waste on space they do not need. But in the process of downsizing, they must choose whether to rent or purchase their next home. What are the pros and cons?

Topics: Retirement, Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

Investing as a Couple: Joint or Separate?

September 07, 2022 by First Federal Bank

When you join hearts, you may consider joining your finances, too. But what is the best way to invest as a couple — jointly, separately, or a mix of both? Deciding what option is right for you takes a lot of consideration. Here is a guide to help you and your partner navigate this monumental decision.

Topics: Financial Education

Upcoming Movies to Get Excited About

September 05, 2022 by First Federal Bank

The fall season promises a few major blockbusters you’ll want to add to your must-watch list. Check out these upcoming films for moviegoers of all kinds:

Topics: Lifestyle

Why Your Business Needs a Blog

September 02, 2022 by First Federal Bank

If your business already has a dedicated website and social media presence on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, you may feel like you have done enough to boost your online reach. However, it shouldn’t stop there. Another important tool in your business arsenal is the blog. Whether your business is large or small, a blog can improve its...

Topics: Small Business

A Beginner's Guide to Making a Will

August 31, 2022 by First Federal Bank

A will is a document that declares how your estate should be managed and distributed in the event of your death. Without having a will to guide them, your family members will have to spend time and energy divvying up your assets — often leading to additional stress and conflict during an already difficult time of mourning and grief. Here’s how you...

Topics: Financial Education, Family

Tips for Decorating Walls in Your Home

August 29, 2022 by First Federal Bank

A blank wall holds endless possibilities for decoration! Here are a few suggestions to transform your bland walls into focal features and design statements you, your family, and your guests will love.

Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

Does Your Company Really Classify as a Small Business?

August 26, 2022 by First Federal Bank

There are many benefits to being categorized as a small business, but your company has to fall within specific constraints to qualify. You may assume that, by its name, the company automatically qualifies if it has very few employees or limited operations. But is that the case?

Topics: Small Business

Pre-Qualified vs. Preapproved: What's the Difference?

August 24, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Financial jargon can be confusing, especially when certain terms sound weirdly similar. Take pre-qualified and preapproved, for example. These words appear to be synonyms, but when it comes to securing a mortgage, they have differences and specifically applied circumstances. Here is a closer look at the variances between pre-qualified and...

Topics: Financial Education, Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

What is a Flexitarian Diet?

August 22, 2022 by First Federal Bank

The flexitarian diet helps you eat healthier without dictating strict guidelines or counting every calorie that crosses your lips. According to U.S. News, the flexitarian diet is one of the best healthy eating plans due to its adaptability and straightforward rules, while dieticians praise it for its lifestyle-based approach. Here’s what you need...

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