Emergency Fund Basics

August 27, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic downturn might have exposed how fragile your finances are. As the economy begins to recover, it’s a good time to consider building an emergency fund to help protect you in the future. Consider this information as you start to put money away:

Topics: Saving Money, Financial Education, COVID-19

Bringing Remote Associates Back to the Office

July 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The pandemic isn’t over yet, but the widespread rollout of vaccines and loosening of state restrictions means things are returning to normal. If your business adjusted to the challenges of the past several months by allowing employees to work from home, it may be time to consider bringing your team back together in the office. 

Topics: Trending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, COVID-19

7 Engaging Travel-Themed Podcasts

March 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The events of 2020 canceled many travel plans. It’s understandable if you’re eager to get out and see the world. But whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie adventurer, some expert advice can help your trip run smoothly. Here’s a handful of helpful, informative podcasts to get you ready for your next journey:

Topics: Technology, COVID-19, Family

Managing Your Time When You Work Remotely

January 11, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Remote work has its share of benefits and challenges. Here are seven ways to boost your success when working from home:

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Healthy Living, COVID-19, Family

How to Volunteer Virtually

November 16, 2020 by First Federal Bank

For those who are willing and able to give back, volunteering for various causes can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. And the good news is, it’s just as easy and effective to give back from the comfort of your own home. Virtual volunteering can be a great way to aid those in need while still maintaining necessary social...

Topics: COVID-19, Community

How to Create a Home Gym on a Budget

October 28, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Have you missed going to the gym these last few months? If you’re on the verge of creating your own home gym but want to keep things budget-friendly, consider these tips before splurging on unnecessary equipment or additional expenses:

Topics: Healthy Living, COVID-19

Financial Resources for Farmers

September 23, 2020 by First Federal Bank

There is no question farmers are essential workers. Without their dedication to the land, hard work and ingenuity, Americans would have little or no access to the food they need to sustain their health. Operating a 24/7 enterprise, though, has its difficulties, and sometimes farmers need financial assistance when crops fail or the economy...

Topics: Resources, COVID-19, Community

Impress Clients With These 5 Video Call Tips

September 18, 2020 by First Federal Bank

With more companies taking their business online due to the pandemic, it’s likely your business will need to hold video calls with clients. Much like other forms of communication, video calls have certain etiquette rules — and your ability to follow them can make or break your professional image in the eyes of your clients. Here are some tips...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, COVID-19

Banking in the Middle of a Pandemic

September 14, 2020 by Heather Thompson

You may not feel comfortable visiting your local branch right now. I understand. Don’t get me wrong; I miss seeing all of my customers! Limited lobby access and social distancing are necessary, but I can’t wait to be able to get back to normal. Until then, two great ways to stay on top of your financial needs without the risk of going out are...

Topics: Online Banking, Personal Banking, COVID-19

Hosting a Virtual Baby Shower

September 09, 2020 by First Federal Bank

Current global events have impacted how many parties look this year. But with a little creativity, it’s still possible to celebrate special occasions like baby showers with those you love. Here are seven ideas for hosting an enjoyable (and safe) virtual baby shower for yourself, a relative or a friend:

Topics: Technology, Kids, COVID-19, Family

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