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

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