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

4 Healthy Pressure Cooker Recipes

January 30, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Cooking a flavorful, succulent meal can take a long time … unless you have a pressure cooker. This brilliant invention can do the work of an oven, wok or slow cooker in a fraction of the time. Plus, a pressure cooker allows you to prepare healthy meals that also taste delicious. Here are some recipes for example.

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting, Healthy Living

10 Tips to Make 2020 a Year of Saving

January 17, 2020 by First Federal Bank

The key to saving successfully is to have a plan. Like most financial details, it should not be left to chance. Most of us know we need savings, but the discipline required to make it happen can be a challenge. Make this your year to save by following these simple tips:

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting

What is a Good Amount for an Emergency Fund?

January 14, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Emergencies happen to everyone, regardless of whether you have a steady income or are struggling to manage your finances. Unexpected expenses can throw your life into turmoil — and if you don’t have the money to resolve the crisis, your life will become even more difficult. That’s why you need an emergency fund.

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting

Tips for Getting Better Gas Mileage

December 10, 2019 by First Federal Bank

It seems like only yesterday you filled your car’s gas tank up, and already you’re back at the pump filling it up again. Where did all that gasoline go? Your car is burning through gas much faster than it needs to be, and you probably don’t realize it. To reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption and travel more on a single tank, follow some of...

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting

Top 3 Signs It's Time to Buy a New Car

November 29, 2019 by First Federal Bank

If your car is getting older, you may have started to think about buying a new one. But is it really the time to replace your ride? After all, new car envy can creep up at any time, and it isn’t always rational. So if you’ve been thinking about buying that gleaming new SUV you saw at the dealership the other day, consider whether the following...

Topics: Saving Money, Budgeting

Why is Financing Better than Leasing?

November 20, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Navigating the car buying process can feel overwhelming, confusing and inaccessible for many people. One of the most complicated parts of the experience can be trying to parse out how to get the best deal on a car that suits your needs. Since the majority of buyers don’t have enough money on hand to pay for a car in full, two of the most...

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Budgeting

Best Family Cars

November 06, 2019 by First Federal Bank

There’s a lot of competition in the family vehicle market, so it can be daunting to sift through countless vehicles to find one that fits your family’s needs. Here’s an overview of five of the most safe, reliable and comfortable family vehicles on the market.

Topics: Personal Banking, Budgeting, Vehicles