Using a CD to Teach Your Children About Finances

November 29, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Introducing your child to the world of finance should start at a young age and adapt in complexity as they grow. When the lesson of the day (or year) is all about saving and investing, consider using a certificate of deposit (CD) as a teaching tool. A CD will illustrate to your eager student how saving a portion of their allowance or earnings can...

Topics: Personal Banking, Financial Education, Family

The Benefits of Hiring a Photographer on your Family Trip

November 20, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Family trips are a fundamental source of making memories. But, with everything going on, it’s easy to miss so much! When you take on the role of family photographer, you’re always behind the scenes. You’re more of a witness than an active participant. Step out from behind the camera and let a professional photographer capture your next family trip...

Topics: Family

First Federal Bank Donates to Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida

November 09, 2023 by First Federal Bank

First Federal Bank shared a generous donation of $30,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and their roofing improvement project for their Northwest location. This contribution highlights First Federal Bank's dedication to the local community and the support of organizations that empower youth.

Topics: First Federal News, Family

Tips for Managing Your Child's Screen Time

October 30, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Are you struggling to manage your kids’ screen time? Are they spending too much of their day playing games, watching videos, or dabbling in apps? If it’s a constant fight to get your children to put away the screens, then consider these tips to help ease the tension:Be clear with expectations, schedules, and limitsKids need structure and...

Topics: Family, Lifestyle

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

October 09, 2023 by First Federal Bank
Halloween is a chance to transform into someone or something else while getting candy from strangers. At face value, the combination seems odd, but it’s an honored tradition that brings joy and fun to kids of all ages. It’s especially important to be aware of dangers in the night, both real and imagined! Here’s a guide to staying safe...

Topics: Family

Finance Lessons to Teach Your Kids Before College

August 09, 2023 by First Federal Bank

For many kids, their move to college is the first time they’re leaving the nest and the day-to-day influence of their parents. If your child is college-bound, you’re most likely equal parts proud and apprehensive about the changes they are about to experience. While your child is prepping college room essentials, potential areas of study, and...

Topics: Financial Education, Family

4 Creative Ways to Get Kids Excited About Back-To-School

August 04, 2023 by First Federal Bank

The prospect of a new school year starting can generate feelings of melancholy, dread, or indifference for kids unwilling to say goodbye to the carefree days of summer. If your child isn’t exactly eager to get back to hitting the books, try these suggestions. They may inspire your summer baby to jump into school mode with glee.Address anxiety of...

Topics: Family, Lifestyle

Financial Checklist for Getting Married

June 28, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Getting married is a significant milestone in life, and it comes with many changes, including financial ones. Here is a financial checklist to help you prepare for your married life together:

Topics: Financial Education, Family

Ways High School and College Students Can Build Up Credit

June 23, 2023 by First Federal Bank

It’s never too early to start building a strong credit history. A good credit score can help you pass employment background checks, get you approved for apartment leases, qualify you for lower interest rates on student loans, or help you buy a car. And because your credit score is heavily impacted by credit history, establishing credit while...

Topics: Financial Education, Family

The Benefits of Hiring a Guide for Your Family Vacation

June 05, 2023 by First Federal Bank

Family vacations should be relaxing, enriching, and fun — but they don’t always turn out that way. Tired kids, overstuffed schedules, and travel plans that go awry can leave everyone feeling stressed and unhappy. If you’re looking to make your next family vacation a more enjoyable experience, consider hiring a guide. It’s a great way to create...

Topics: Family, Lifestyle

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