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...

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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...

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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...

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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

6 Tips for Making Your Hotel Stay Better

October 31, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Whether you’re staying in a luxury resort for a vacation, stopping over at an inn for a business trip or just getting out of town for a weekend, getting the most out of your hotel is vital. Take a look at these five tips to make your stay more comfortable, more convenient and maybe even a bit less expensive.

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Smart Spending in the Holiday Season

October 14, 2019 by First Federal Bank

The holiday season is fast approaching, a fact alone that may already have alarm bells ringing in your head. With its arrival comes the return of holiday shopping, and if you have an expansive list of people to buy for, it may very well mean another sizable debt that takes months to pay down. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way....

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Health Savings Accounts: Choosing the Right One

October 02, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Health Savings Accounts have a wealth of benefits. They can help you save on taxes, aid in bolstering your retirement fund and earn tax-free interest on your savings. Thanks to this trifecta of benefits, Forbes contributor John Goodman claims that no other savings vehicle can top an HSA. However, different HSAs are tailored to different needs....

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How to Budget for Your First Home

July 30, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Homeownership is an exciting achievement, but it’s also a huge responsibility. Entering into home-ownership when you’re ready is more important than doing so right away. Starting off on the right foot can positively impact future home-buying opportunities, while rushing into a situation you’re unprepared for can limit your options down the road.

Topics: Budgeting, First Home