Is a Construction to Permanent VA Loan Right for You?

July 23, 2021 by Wendy Hilton

A VA loan is one issued by private lenders and backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It can help U.S. active duty service members, veterans, and widowed military spouses buy a home. VA loans are popular, because they offer a no down payment option and do not require mortgage insurance. They can be easier to obtain than a...

Topics: Trending, Personal Lending, Home Owners, Family, Veterans

Writing Your First Will: What You Should Know

June 30, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Writing a will may seem simple — just say who should get your property when you die — but there are several less obvious elements to it that are just as important. Though you may not be inclined to think about your mortality, taking the time to prepare a well-written will is key to ensuring the transition is as smooth as possible for your loved...

Topics: Retirement, Financial Education, Family

Exciting Yard Games to Try This Summer

April 12, 2021 by First Federal Bank

In the last year, many of us have found new ways to stay entertained at home. From building amazing blanket forts to finding great new board games to play with the family, there was a constant need for new and fun things to do. Now that the weather is warming up, there’s an opportunity to discover some exciting yard games to play with the...

Topics: Kids, Home Owners, Family

Turn 4 Classic Sandwiches into Themed Pizzas

April 09, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Pizza is a fantastic dish because of its versatility. It’s easy customize with your favorite toppings and sauces. If you’re looking for new ways to personalize your home-cooked pizzas, have you considered using sandwiches as inspiration?

Topics: Family

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

The True Cost of Teen Drivers

January 04, 2021 by First Federal Bank

That magical moment when your teenager reaches driving age can be both exciting and stressful. While you’re thrilled your child is now old enough to get behind the wheel, the reality of what that means will quickly begin to affect your wallet. Having a teen driver means extra expenditures, including higher insurance, dealing with potential...

Topics: Vehicles, Auto Lending, Family

Entertaining Family Fun Night Ideas

January 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Keeping kids entertained can be a daunting task. But you can go beyond watching movies, playing board games, reading books, and relying on video games for a family fun night. Here’s a look at some ideas for safe, simple, and affordable ways for you to bond with your brood:

Topics: Kids, Family

Teaching the Basics of Checking Accounts To Younger Kids

October 07, 2020 by First Federal Bank

How to handle money is an important life lesson. The sooner you start your child’s financial education, the more knowledgeable and responsible they will be with their money. Opening a checking account for your child is a great way to impart real-world money lessons.

Topics: Personal Banking, Saving Money, Financial Education, Budgeting, Kids, Family

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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