Teen Driver Safety Tips

October 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you have a young driver at home, you know how hard it is to keep them from behind the wheel. While they might have earned some new freedoms, the road can be a scary place for inexperienced drivers. Consider these tips to help them get home safely:

Topics: Vehicles, Family

4 Handy Apps to Help You Plan Your Next Road Trip

September 24, 2021 by First Federal Bank

There are many ways to travel in the United States, but the classic road trip has them all beat. When you’re getting ready to hit the road, consider downloading these apps to make everything go as smoothly as possible:

Topics: Vehicles, Family

4 Ways to Get Kids Interested in Science

September 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Thanks to their natural curiosity, kids already have the makings of scientists. However, once they start studying science in school, learning about the world around them may start to feel less exciting and more like homework. If this is the case for your child, try out these ways to pique their interest in science again:

Topics: Kids, Family

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

September 15, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Homeschooling has been gaining mainstream traction. When the modern homeschool movement first surged in the 1980s and 90s, the main appeal was for parents to incorporate religion into their children’s daily education. Today, homeschooling is making a comeback, and the reasons for going that route are as diverse as the families who choose it.

Topics: Kids, Family

How to Make Family Budgets Fun

September 10, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Setting spending limits and crunching numbers is not exactly a traditional recipe for family fun. But it is possible to make the process of creating, maintaining and benefiting from family budgets an enjoyable one. You and your family will find financial joy within the budgeting process with these tips:

Topics: Budgeting, Family

Are You Ready to Own a Home?

September 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Owning a home is a large part of adulthood for many, but it can be daunting to think of everything that comes with the process of becoming a homeowner. From being financially stable, to accounting for possible emergencies, there are certain things to be aware of when it comes to purchasing a new house.

Topics: Mortgage Lending, First Home, Home Owners, Family

College vs. Trade School

August 06, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Continuing your education after graduating from high school is a serious, personal, and complicated decision. You might automatically think college is the way to go, but then you calculate the time and money a college education requires and your sure thing doesn’t seem so sure. Trade or vocational schools offer certification and training in a...

Topics: College, Family

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

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