Three Things You Should Know Before Consolidating Debt

October 16, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Consolidation is a common and proven debt management strategy. In short, it involves combining multiple debts into a single payment, making your overall debt easier to handle. It may even reduce total debt via lower interest rates. However, consolidation is not always as simple as it seems — if it even works for your specific situation. Here...

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education, Budgeting, Credit Cards

Little Ways to Save Money, Even in a Pandemic

October 09, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re preparing for a big purchase, or tightening your belt during a rough patch, saving money is a good idea. There are plenty of big ways to keep more money in your financial accounts, but here are some smaller ones that add up to more than you expect:

Topics: Saving Money, Financial Education, Budgeting

Teaching the Basics of Checking Accounts To Younger Kids

October 07, 2020 by First Federal Bank

How to handle money is an important life lesson. The sooner you start your child’s financial education, the more knowledgeable and responsible they will be with their money. Opening a checking account for your child is a great way to impart real-world money lessons.

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Financial Education, Budgeting, Kids, Family

Small Ways to Save Every Day

August 07, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Small changes you implement into your daily life can make a big impression on your financial health. If you’re looking for ways to save money every day without committing to a major financial overhaul, consider these tips:

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting

5 Tips to Help You Save for Back to School

July 24, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The Back-to-School season may look different for a lot of families in 2020. School districts are currently exploring the safest ways for students to begin the new academic year, and finalizing their plans. Many are offering a variety of options for parents to choose from.

Topics: Saving Money, College, Budgeting, Kids, COVID-19

Strategies for a Debt-Free Holiday Season

July 22, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Want to know the secret to less stress and zero debt during the most wonderful time of the year? Start saving now! It’s never too early to plan for the holidays. Consider these tips for managing your money:

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Budgeting

Best Coupon Sites for Families

July 17, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Making ends meet while having money for extracurricular activities is a challenge for many families. If you’re looking for ways to stretch your family’s dollar, it’s time to get creative with a tried-and-true savings tool — coupons. These coupon sites and apps will help you and your family save on the essentials and services you need, as well...

Topics: Resources, Saving Money, Budgeting, Kids

Ways to use your stimulus check

April 15, 2020 by First Federal Bank

What Should You Do with the Money You Receive from the CARES Act?

Topics: Trending, Budgeting, COVID-19

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

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