Help Your Child Get Started on the Path to Financial Success

June 03, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Strong financial skills are learned. Which is why as parents, it is essential to begin teaching your children about money from an early age. It doesn’t have to be complicated, or boring. According to Engineering Your Finances, you can get creative and make learning about savings money fun with these tips:

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education, Family

First Federal Bank Closes on Watson Mortgage Corp. Asset Acquisition

May 31, 2024 by First Federal Bank

First Federal Bank announces the acquisition of assets and welcomes employees from Watson Mortgage Corp. The transaction closed today.

The new team members will augment the existing First Federal markets and continue to support Watson’s mortgage customers throughout the entire Watson footprint.

The Biggest Mistakes Buyers Are Making Today

May 31, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Buyers face challenges in anymarket– and today’s is no different. With highermortgage ratesand risingprices, plus the limited supply ofhomes for sale, there’s a lot to consider.

Topics: Mortgages / Home Equity

Avoid These Retirement Planning Mistakes

May 29, 2024 by First Federal Bank

You’ve been planning for your retirement for years. Now the time has come to leave the workforce and enjoy the next phase of your life. Are you prepared? According to Mint.com, these seven common mistakes can really hurt you in retirement:

Topics: Retirement, Financial Education

Check Out These Books on Mental Health

May 27, 2024 by First Federal Bank

May is Mental Health Awareness month, established toincrease awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery. MSN has compiled a list of books you can read to help your own mental health:

Topics: Lifestyle

Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

May 24, 2024 by First Federal Bank

If one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because you’re worried about the upkeep, here’s some information you may find interesting on both new home construction and existing homes (a home that’s been lived in by a previous owner).

Topics: Mortgages / Home Equity

How to Protect Your Small Business

May 22, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Cybersecurity is an issue facing all size businesses today, from small and medium to Fortune 500. The greatest threat to small businesses is malicious software, or malware. There are a number of different types, but the good news is, the same strategies will work to protect you against them all. Newsweek offers these four tips for safeguarding...

Topics: Small Business

The Benefits of Having a Disaster Plan

May 20, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Hurricane season is just around the corner. It officially begins June 1, and forecasters are expecting an active season for 2024. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has developed a guide to help residents prepare to keep their families and their property safe. It includes important steps you should be taking now to ensure you are in the...

Topics: Financial Education, Family, Homeowners

Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

May 17, 2024 by First Federal Bank

If you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you may be asking the question: will I ever be able to buy a home? And chances are, you’re worried that’s not going to be in the cards with inflation, rising home prices, mortgage rates, and more seemingly stacked against you.

Topics: Mortgages / Home Equity

5 Ways You Can Challenge Yourself to Save More Money

May 15, 2024 by First Federal Bank

Saving money can be a challenge. Even when you have the best of intentions, there are things that get in the way of your success and keep you from reaching your goals. Enter KindaFrugal.com, with some easy, great ways to challenge yourself and start saving:

Topics: Financial Education

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