What is the Energy Tax Credit?

March 02, 2020 by First Federal Bank

If you had any work done to your home in 2019 that improves its energy efficiency, you may qualify for a residential energy efficient property credit. Consider using this federal credit to reward yourself for making greener choices.

Topics: Environment

How to Reduce Food Waste

September 13, 2019 by First Federal Bank

According to National Geographic contributors Samantha Cohen and Eric Estroff, Americans throw out an average of $165 billion of food every year. Not only is excess food waste a problem for people’s wallets, it also has a detrimental effect on the environment. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can reduce the amount of food that you...

Topics: Saving Money, Environment

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Hybrid?

September 09, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Are you looking to cut down your gasoline budget? Modern hybrids offer excellent fuel efficiency alongside space, style and luxurious amenities. However, it’s important to understand a few key differences between traditional vehicles and their electrified counterparts. Here’s a look at five factors to consider before you sign on the dotted line...

Topics: Saving Money, Environment, Vehicles, Auto Lending

Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly with a Loan

August 15, 2019 by First Federal Bank

Taking out a loan to improve your home might make you think of gutting your kitchen, updating your bathroom or even adding on an addition or finishing out the basement for more living space. These projects will certainly improve your home as well as add to its resale value, but be sure to consider how each project can get a little greener....

Topics: Saving Money, Technology, Environment